Vice President for Auxiliary Enterprises
Vennie Gore is the vice president for Auxiliary Enterprises at Michigan State University. In his current role, Gore administers a residence hall system with a capacity for 17,500 students, apartments housing for 2,500 students, faculty and staff, and a culinary services program serving more than 50,000 meals daily. Additional auxiliary operations include the MSU Union, the MSU Bakers, University Concessions, 19 on-campus Sparty’s coffee house and convenience store locations, Spartan Signature Catering, Food Stores, Spartan Linen Services, Destination State conference services, the Jack Breslin Student Events Center, Forest Akers Golf Courses, the MSU Tennis Center, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Cowles House presidential residence and the MSU Alumni Chapel. In addition to these operating areas, Mr. Gore facilitates projects that include public-private partnerships and contributes to the oversight of MSU's University Licensing Program and the Land Management Office.
Before joining MSU in August 2007, Gore was associate director for housing and food services at the University of Washington. With the exception of two years as the assistant director of housing at the University of Wisconsin, Gore served in various leadership roles at the University of Washington, where he joined in 1985. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Gore had previously served as a resident director at Illinois and received his master’s degree in college student personnel from Indiana University.
Among his honors, Gore received NWACUHO’s Outstanding Leadership and Service Award in 2002 and the David B. Stephen Award for Outstanding Leadership in 2005 and has served as the president of ACUHO-I.