Chartwells is owned by the Compass Group, which has more than 180,000 employees in the United States, according to its website.
The transition comes after a 10-month review aimed at getting the best deal and quality services for the community and taxpayers, according to WSU. Four companies made presentations on campus, Polatajko said. Chartwells’ proposal guarantees the university will receive $24 million in the 10 years, and an additional $8.2 million to improve facilities, including constructing the new Woods Commons, Polatajko said.
Polatajko said Chartwells has said it will be reaching out to current employees and conducting on-site interviews.