Andrew C. Lipson

Andrew LipsonResident District Manager

The Compass Group- Chartwells Higher Education

  • Lipson oversees all aspects of the university’s dining contract, supports a team of 27 managers and 500-plus employees in delivering a great dining experience to students, faculty and staff
  • Political Studies, State University of New York (B.S. 1980)
  • DPC member since 2012

Q & A with Andrew Lipson

Why political studies?

I wanted to be a lawyer.

What do you enjoy most about your job/career?

Making a positive impact on our student’s daily lives and supporting their career aspirations.

Something others may be surprised to learn about your field?

The food part is 100 percent easier than the people part, but the people part is the best part.

If not a Bumpers College graduate, which of our majors would you have chosen?

Hospitality management.

Why do you serve Bumpers College through the DPC?

I hope to use the resources Compass Group provides to me and my team to mentor, coach and support students.

Something industry leaders and hiring managers should know about Bumpers College students?

In my experience, they love what they do and are gritty.

What should high school students thinking about careers and majors know about Bumpers College?

You don’t know what you don’t know, find out more about the majors that are offered.

Favorite quotes?

John Wooden, “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are…the true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.”

If not in your current field, what might you be doing?



Anything outdoors, my family (including our two dogs) and travel.

Favorite blogs, sites, social media accounts you follow for fun or work?

Food on the Hill, New York Yankees, The Muse and Joe Bonamassa.