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Erik Dodge
Antelope Staff
Photo by Erik Dodge
Director of dining services Steve Munch surprised his colleagues with his resignation effective Aug. 24. Dining services will be run by interim director Adam Cordova.

Director of dining services, Steve Munch, resigned on the second day of this semester.

Munch, who started at UNK April 5, 2010, sent out a two-line e-mail to his Chartwells' supervisor and UNK staff on Aug. 23.

“I am submitting this e-mail as notification that I am resigning as director of dining services at UNK as of Aug. 24, 2010,” the e-mail said.

Munch said he was not pressured to resign by anyone and left for his own personal reasons, in an e-mail to the Antelope.

“I am working toward some other avenues in my professional life at this point,” Munch said.

Jon Watts, assistant director of business services, confirmed that the university did not ask Munch to resign.

District general manager for Chartwells and Munch’s supervisor, Dan Eusebio, confirmed Chartwells did not request the resignation.

“We were surprised by his sudden resignation,” Eusebio said. “Steve was well-respected and liked by the dining services employees at UNK and regional leadership within Chartwells.”

Adam Cordova became the interim director of dining services at UNK on Aug. 30, according to Eusebio. Cordova is an eight-year Chartwells' veteran and was the associate director of dining services at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan.

Rafael Conde, a regional operations manager for the Central region will be on campus for the next few weeks to ease the transition.

Eusebio wished Munch well on behalf of Chartwells.

“We wish Steve all the best as he endeavors new opportunities.”

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