The Students’ Association requested to meet with Anthony Williams, chief business services officer, at Wednesday’s meeting to discuss current and future changes around campus.
Several questions were asked regarding the closing of Java City. Williams said as of right now, there are no plans for Java City.
Williams also discussed business services future developments of on-campus food services. Two surveys have been sent to students, one online and one handout. The surveys are intended toÂ gather students’ input about improving campus food services.
One possibility business services has discussed is the possible introduction of a sushi concept.
SA executive president Connor Best inquired about the possibility of college students receiving discounts at local movie theaters. Williams said there had been conversations about that.
“We actually have talked about that, ” Williams said. “I think it would be kind of cool, not just for movies, but for other opportunities to get a discount which is customary in a college town.”
Best also brought up the likelihood of Bean Bucks being available for use at off campus sites.
Williams responded, “They’re have been conversations about that the past two or three years. Of course that model has a lot of complexities, so we’ll probably have some more conversations about that. At this time there have been no plans to do that.”
Foster Science representative Bo Braddock asked Williams about the Bean serving lunch earlier in order to help diminish the crowding caused by chapel.
Williams informed SA that he had received that complaint, and the Bean is now open for lunch at 11 a.m.
SA members also posed questions regarding ACU’s future salon. Williams spelled out what ACU wanted to achieve by creating the salon.
Williams said, “Business services’ charge is to create revenue for the university, so we’ve had the philosophy if we can identify disposable income being spent off campus, and if we can have an opportunity to transform that into university revenue then we’re going to do that.”
Several surveys had been conducted concerning hair salons in Abilene, and it was surmised that a salon would be a profitable business for ACU to acquire.
The ACU salon is expected to provide a full service salon, nail technicians, massages and other services.
William said, “As my son would say, we’re going to bring it.”
It was also announced that executive officer elections will be held on April 11 and 12. Students interested in running for office need to begin talking to current executive officers to receive information about what is involved.