COMMENTARY: Food court closing deserves second look

Tasha Carter

The  leaders of WKU have proven themselves to be innovative visionaries. However, I am saddened by your latest decision to close the South Campus food court. 

I, along with so many, would like for you to reconsider your decision. You must accommodate, sacrifice and make special provisions for our future college graduates.  I chose WKU for my son Joe Carter to attend as a first-year freshman because of the many unique opportunistic programs offered. I have literally gone out on a personal recruiting “rampage” out of Memphis, Tenn., telling high school juniors and seniors about the advantages of a good education offered at WKU.

Full service dining is evolving and the benefits are accessibility and nourishment. I shall never forget the day that my family walked into the doors of the South Campus for orientation. We were greeted by a very friendly and respectable staff, a food court, (to our surprise) and bookstore. Impressed was an understatement! Of all the universities visited, we were able to finally “exhale.” Not only was this a one-stop shop but you instantly saw the pride and felt the love that was invested in the South Campus facility, as well as the main campus and everything WKU.  

Please don’t neglect the South Campus by cutting valuable services. I am willing to assist in any way remotely from Memphis. As I police the streets of Memphis, I will also vow to help keep the South Campus food court opened.

Tasha Carter,

WKU Parent

Memphis, Tenn.