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Kris Klinger

Vice President of Auxiliary Services
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Boston University

Kristian Klinger, Vice President of Auxiliary Services, joined Boston University in October 2022, bringing over 30 years of servant-leadership experience in hospitality and auxiliary services. Previously, he served as Senior Associate Vice President of Auxiliary Services at Syracuse University, overseeing various operations including Dining Services, Housing, Meal Plan, I.D. Card Services, Parking and Transportation Services, Real Estate, Lodging and more. 

Prior to Syracuse, Kris spent 11 years as Assistant Vice President of Auxiliary Services at the University of Southern California (USC). He also taught an introduction to foodservice class as part of a Master’s in Dietetics program at the USC Davis School of Gerontology. Kris holds an EdD from USC Rossier School of Education, an MBA from USC Marshall School of Business, and a bachelor’s degree in German and International Relations from USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Science. Additionally, he is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he proudly served our country as an air traffic controller. 

As Vice President for Auxiliary Services at BU, Kris and his team oversee Food Services and Convenience Stores, Housing, Parking and Transportation, Events & Conferences, Agganis Arena, Fitness & Recreation Center, Barnes & Noble @ BU, Vending Services, and Trademark and Licensing. As Auxiliary Services touches nearly every aspect of university life, Kris and his team collaborate with other campus and community leaders to advance a number of key initiatives in an effort to enhance the living and learning experience for the University’s diverse student population. 

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