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NACUFS Honors Annis with Distinguished Service Award

The National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) presented its Theodore W. Minah Distinguished Service Award to David L. Annis, director of dining services at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. This is the association’s highest honor.

nacufs annis minah awardNACUFS presented its Theodore W. Minah Distinguished Service Award to David L. AnnisAnnis, whose career spans 47 years, is a current member of NACUFS board of directors and previously served as the association’s president.

His involvement in collegiate foodservice dates back to his childhood through his father, a founding member of NACUFS. In his youth, Annis ran concession stands and the commissary at the local Boy Scout summer camp, eventually managing the Camp Headquarters Dining Hall at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. In 1983, he became a foodservice manager at the University of South Dakota and went on to work at the University of Oklahoma, where he stayed for 30 years, until taking his current position at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2019. There, he completed the successful Selleck Renovation after navigating Nebraska dining through the pandemic as a new director.

Over the course of his career, Annis has received numerous industry accolades for this thoughtful and innovative approach.