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How Are Your Auxiliaries Organized?

  • 1.  How Are Your Auxiliaries Organized?

    Posted 08-14-2018 10:35 AM
    Hello,

    I'd like to know if any of you have organized or combined your auxiliary departments in ways that promote synergy and efficiency.  At Wheaton our auxiliaries include Housing, Dining, Bookstore, Conference Services, Scheduling Services, Post Office, and Public Safety (which handles ID cards and parking).  With the exception of Conference Services partnering with Dining and Scheduling, we've not found meaningful ways to build synergy between these departments.  Viewed from a service point of view, we put people in beds, schedule rooms, feed people, sell to people, deliver items to people, keep them safe etc; we wonder if there are ways to organize our auxiliary departments to provide these services more centrally, rather than via essentially discrete departments.  Thanks in advance for any advice or experiences you can offer!

    Best,

    Tony

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    Tony Dawson
    Auxiliary Services Director
    Wheaton College, IL
    tony.dawson@wheaton.edu
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