Campus Dining Services offers a variety of quality choices to fit any schedule and please all palates. Our award-winning staff provides top-notch service across campus in inviting facilities. Our dining plans simplify and enhance campus life by saving time and money.
Our mission: Nourishing the Mizzou Spirit through good food – happy people – comfortable places.
Our vision: Our vision is to make a positive daily impact on each student’s success and learning.
Being university-owned and operated, we care about our community and strive for the best Mizzou dining experience possible. This includes more than $1 million annually in purchases from Midwest farms and businesses, with a majority of those purchases from Missouri farmers and retailers, like Missouri Legacy Beef.
Not only do your purchases support local and regional-based businesses but they also support hundreds of student employees. The communication, decision-making and leadership skills they learn here help them succeed academically and professionally.
Interim Campus Dining Services Director, Don Jackson
Interim Campus Dining Services Director Don Jackson has more than 35 years’ experience most recently in higher education foodservice leadership, as well as human resources and retail management in the private sector.
As interim director, Jackson oversees the management of 26 venues across campus with a total budget of more than $23.5 million. He started at Mizzou in May 2022 as associate director of Campus Dining Services and was named interim director on March 1. Before coming to Mizzou, Jackson worked for Vanderbilt University as assistant director for campus dining. He also held leadership roles in dining at the University of Texas at Austin and Ohio University.
Jackson, a Marshall, Mo., native, earned an associate degree at the University of Central Missouri in electronics/electricity.
Jackson serves the City of Columbia as a member of the Public Transit Advisory Committee. In his free time, he is an avid trout angler and golfer.
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