La Salle University Partners with Saxbys to Open 100% Student-Run Café

On-campus café fosters entrepreneurial experiences for La Salle undergraduates from all disciplines

Philadelphia, Dec. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- La Salle University today announced a new partnership with Saxbys, offering a unique opportunity to its undergraduates: In Spring 2018, a Saxbys café will open on campus at Founders’ Hall that will be entirely operated and managed by La Salle University students as part of the Saxbys Experiential Learning Program (ELP).

"Our partnership with Saxbys provides students from any academic major an immersive, experiential learning experience in a real-world business operation," said Colleen M. Hanycz, President of La Salle University. "Entrepreneurial opportunities like La Salle’s Saxbys café further prepare our students for life after La Salle by helping them master traits like resilience, persistence, and the ability to pivot in unforeseen circumstances—skills that will help them succeed in their professional and personal lives."

"Our Experiential Learning Program is an opportunity that impacts students, faculty, and the overall campus community," said Saxbys Founder and CEO Nick Bayer. "Just as President Hanycz and her team have revolutionized the accessibility of a La Salle education via the tuition reset, this is yet another example of La Salle pioneering the future landscape of experiential education."

Every six months, one student will be selected to work as the Café Executive Officer (known as the Student CEO) of La Salle’s Saxbys café. This student follows a curriculum of academic coursework concurrent with their tenure as CEO, and is responsible for making decisions on financial management, team development, community leadership and the overall operations of the cafe. Student CEOs leading the café will earn a full semester of academic credit via a specially-designed credit schedule tailored by La Salle and Saxbys. Additionally, up to 35 part-time employment opportunities will be available for even more students looking for an on-campus job.

La Salle University is the fourth institution of higher education in Pennsylvania to partner with Saxbys, joining Drexel University, Millersville University, and Temple University.

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About La Salle University    La Salle University was established in 1863 through the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Brothers of the Christian Schools teaching order, which St. La Salle founded in 1680. La Salle is an educational community shaped by traditional Catholic and Lasallian values, and has consistently been recognized for providing exceptional value to students, by Money magazine (fifth on the 2016 list of “50 Colleges That Add the Most Value”), Forbes (“America’s Best Value College” list), and The Economist (“Top 100 Schools in the U.S. for Value”). Globally, the Lasallian educational network includes nearly 1,000 schools and centers of education, including 61 colleges and universities, serving 960,000 students in 77 countries.

About Saxbys    Founded in 2005 by Nick Bayer, Saxbys is more than just coffee (though it is pretty damn good). Each cafe is an uplifting environment filled with friendly faces, delicious drinks and exceptional food to fuel the day’s possibilities. With a core mission to “Make Life Better,” Saxbys aspires to brew real change in the communities it serves, while nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit in team members who aspire to be make an impactful difference. Get to know Saxbys by visiting or joining us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.




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La Salle University President Colleen M. Hanycz and Saxbys Founder and CEO Nick Bayer. Photo courtesy La Salle University.

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