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Campus Center (1st Floor)
601 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
Michael Nagorka, General Manager

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Centre chef’s, cooks, waiters, and staff work hard to provide quality customer service and meals that are both tasteful, filling, and nutritious.

We invite and encourage you to call us anytime with questions, comments or suggestions about our campus dining program. Your feedback is always welcome as it can only help us to serve you better.



Dorothy Brown

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Catering Manager Sodexo Food ServicesCampus Dining Work Phone: 859.238.5369 Website: Flavours by Sodexo Catering


Janice Hoeck

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Administrative Assistant Sodexo Food ServicesCampus Dining Work Phone: 859.236.2744


Mike Nagorka

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General Manager Sodexo Food ServicesCampus Dining Work Phone: 859.236.2744

Bringing to Centre more than 23 years of campus dining experience, Nagorka has worked with a variety of colleges and universities, including Lipscomb University, University of North Carolina-Pembroke, and Bennett College. He has a B.A. in business administration and environmental science from North Carolina Wesleyan College.

“I’ve been here, off and on, over the past year as an interim general manager and have always been greeted warmly by the leadership and all of the faculty and staff at Centre,” Nagorka says. “We have a great dining service team here that wants to be very successful, and I look forward to leading that team.”

Nagorka will oversee the management of all the dining service options available at Centre, which include Cowan Dining Commons and The Everyday Café in the Campus Center and The Hall of Fame Café located on the second floor of the Sutcliffe Hall athletic and recreation facility.

Says Randy Hays, vice president and dean of student life: “We’re excited to have Mike join our team. His leadership here on an interim basis has been excellent, and I look forward to watching his plans become reality as he assumes the mantle of general manager. Mike’s enthusiasm and ideas for programming and involving our students will serve him well in this highly residential campus environment.”

In addition to being open to students, faculty and staff members, Centre’s dining options are enjoyed by many members of the larger Danville-Boyle County community, affording students the opportunity to mix and mingle with a variety of individuals and families.



Susan Padgett

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Retail and Marketing Manager Sodexo Food ServicesCampus Dining Work Phone: 859.238.6240

Food Committee

Centre Dining Services needs values communication channels between the management-staff team and our customers. The Food Committee helps to foster this important communication that is neede to constantly improve our food services. The forum is open to any of our customers to attend and share.

Food Committee meeting dates are determined by the Student Government Association participation and will be posted soon. To participate in the next meeting contact Dining Services at 859.236.2744 or an SGA representative.

Employment Opportunities in Campus Dining

If you would like to earn extra income while on campus, a job with the dining services may be just what you’re looking for. Flexible hours, competitive wages, and the benefit of working close to “home” are just a few of the perks. You’ll meet a lot of people too! Interested applicants, call 859.236.2744.

The Everyday Cafe is looking for Student workers! If you are looking for a little extra income and enjoy the customer service field, maybe this position is for you. Flexible part-time hours are available.

Applicants must be willing to work nights and weekends, full-time and part-time positions are available. Please contact Susan Padget at 859.238.6240 for more information.

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