Chris Alleyne

Associate Vice-President (Housing & Retail Services)

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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, Associate Director of Residence Engagement, and Coordinator of Residence Conduct. Chris has served on numerous University committees, such as the Senate Committee on University Planning and Orientation Advisory Committee. 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. He was named to London's Top 20 under 40 in 2018 and received a Western Award of Excellence in 2014.

Hospitality Services

Team Size: Hospitality Service has a total of 89 full-time staff, 239 part-time staff, and 279 sessional staff, many of who work September to April, every year.

Key Clients: Students, staff, faculty and the London community.

Main Services: Hospitality Services (HS) offer self-operated dining services on campus. HS consists of six operation areas: Residence Dining (seven dining halls), Campus Eateries (29 eateries), Great Hall Catering (includes the Green Leaf Café), Conference Services (includes Western B&B which runs May to mid-August every year), Vending Services and Stadium Concessions.

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Housing

Team Size: Housing has a staff of 81 full-time and more than 310 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 5,300 spaces across nine buildings for undergraduate, graduate and professional students, along with residence counselling, a residence life program, and computing services including RezNet. University Apartments and Platt’s Lane Estates provide accommodations for 2,000+ upper-year and graduate 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.

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Western Retail Services

Team Size: Western Retail Services has a staff of 48 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 150 at peak.

Key Clients: Students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees at Western, and people in the London community.

Main Services: Retail Services contains four main operations: The Bookstore at Western, The Campus Computer Store, Books Plus, 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.

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