Nadeem Siddiqui, a consultant for dining and auxiliary departments at various colleges and universities around the country, has been named Princeton’s assistant vice president of campus dining. He starts at Princeton on April 11.
As assistant vice president of campus dining, Siddiqui will lead and oversee all of the University’s multi-faceted residential and retail dining operations, its award-winning dining program, and over 300 dining staff.
“Nadeem is an innovative thinker with a proven track record of executing cutting-edge programs for a diverse student body,” said Chad Klaus, vice president of University Services, to whom Siddiqui will report. “With his history of building collaborative relationships and establishing partnerships — especially with students and staff — I am confident Nadeem will be an outstanding addition to our team and a great collaborator with us and our campus partners.”
"I am excited and honored to be part of the University Services team,” said Siddiqui, who has over 25 years of experience in dining and auxiliary services in higher education. “I am looking forward to working collaboratively with the campus community to deliver an exceptional residential and dining experience for Princeton’s students, and I am eager to build a diverse workforce and foster a supportive environment that encourages career growth and development for all employees.”
Siddiqui added, “I am encouraged by the University’s commitment to sustainability and I hope to draw on my experience developing partnerships with local farmers and businesses to make dining at Princeton even more sustainable.”
Prior to consulting, Siddiqui was the executive director for the Faculty Student Association at Stony Brook University, where he oversaw auxiliary service contracts for dining, course materials, and campus retail programs. His experience also includes leading dining teams at Texas A&M, Stanford University, Cornell University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Chicago.
Siddiqui graduated with a bachelor of arts from Punjab University and holds a bachelor of science in hotel and motel restaurant management from Moorhead State University.