Chris Alleyne is responsible for the Housing & Ancillary portfolio that includes Western's Housing department, Hospitality Services, and Retail Services.
Prior to his appointment, Chris held various leadership positions within the Housing Department over a 15-year span, including Director of Residences and Associate Director of Residence Engagement. Chris has served on numerous University committees, such as the Senate Committee on University Planning and Continuity of Operations Planning Team. Chris has also served on the Board of Ontario Association of College and University Housing Officers.
Chris is a Western alumni with an HBA from Richard Ivey School of Business, and received his MBA from Royal Roads University where he was recognized with the Chancellor's Award. He was named to London's Top 20 under 40 in 2018 and received a Western Award of Excellence in 2014.
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Team Size: Hospitality Service has over 600 employees (90 full-time and 510 part-time/sessional), many of whom work September to April, every year.
Key Clients: Students, staff, faculty and the London community.
Main Services: Hospitality Services is comprised of six distinct teams: Residence Dining (seven dining halls), Campus Eateries (22 eateries), Great Hall Catering (includes the Green Leaf Café), Conference Services (includes Western Summer Accomodations which runs May to mid-August every year), Vending Services and Stadium Concessions.
Team Size: Housing has a staff of 91 full-time and more than 390 part-time staff in various roles including Residence Student Staff members, Front Desk Staff, and Student Tour Guides, etc.
Key Clients: Students (undergraduate and graduate), staff and faculty, and neighbourhoods surrounding campus.
Main Services: The Residences offer more than 5,800 spaces across eleven buildings for undergraduate, graduate and professional students, along with residence counselling, a residence life program, and computing services including Connect-IT. University Apartments and Platt’s Lane Estates provide accommodations for 1,400+ upper-year, graduate and professional students and their families. Ontario Hall Suites offer visiting faculty or staff members accommodation from two nights up to four months. Off-Campus Housing Service manages listings, provides consultative services on leasing contracts, landlord/tenant issues, and manages town-gown relations.
Team Size: Western Retail Services has a staff of 30 full-time and up to 75 part-time (mostly students) during the academic year, and an additional 30+ students in the September rush period for a total staff complement of around 130 at peak.
Key Clients: Students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees at Western, and people in the London community.
Main Services: Western Retail Services operates the Bookstore at Western, the Tech Hub, and Western Graphic Services. Our key offerings include: all course materials and supporting materials; spirit products and other related Western merchandise; general books, gifts and supplies; quality printing services for all academic and departmental needs; all computer and related electronic products and services; and, sales and marketing support to events on and off campus.