Russ Meyer, associate director for housing operations and dining services at the University of Nevada, Reno, received the Theodore W. Minah Award from the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) on July 11.
Meyer was recognized for his support of NACUFS during his more than 30 years in college foodservice, including his service as association president and his work at regional and national conferences. During his career Meyer has worked in foodservice at the University of Missouri, the University of Maine and Michigan State University. He graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in zoology.
In his acceptance remarks, Meyer acknowledged the support he has received from numerous mentors within and associated with the organization, from Bill Main, Len Hodgsen and Paul Harvey to Ellyn Elson and Cam Schauf, as well as the personal support he has received from his family. He advised up and coming members of the NACUFS organization to seek the advice of many current members who could provide them with the kind of perspective and advice he himself had received from past leaders.
"You will find no association more passionate about its business and dedicated to the professional and personal development of its members than NACUFS," Meyer said. "NACUFS and its members are a resource you can rely on to help you progress in your careers and succeed in meeting your professional and personal goals."