Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) began fully remodeling the Sheaffer Full Life Center (FLC) Cafeteria earlier this month to update the facility and to accommodate increased student population.

The university’s cafeteria renovations will include new cabinetry, equipment, flooring, lighting, enlarged serving areas and enlarged dining areas. “This project is so comprehensive. It was imperative that we started construction the week after the students left for the summer,” stated SAGU Vice President for Business and Finance Jay Trewern. The new cafeteria is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 1.

The cafeteria is a critical part of the on-campus experience as it impacts students’ daily lives.

 “Our cafeteria has served the students well over the past 10 years. However, we needed to update the concept to ensure freshness of the food and speed of service,” stated Vice President for Student Services Terry Phipps.

The 10,000 square foot Sheaffer FLC cafeteria was first opened in 2001 featuring a “food court” design that offered several selections during each meal. Tipton Associates architects have redesigned the area to accommodate Aramark Food Services’ new “Real Food on Campus” menu to launch Fall 2011.

The new menu will offer students healthier, fresher options.

SAGU Foodservice Director Scott Regan shares, “We will prepare 85-90% of all food in the front of the house by exhibition cooking. It will better meet the needs of our students, faculty and staff by having an end product they are able to see being made start to finish.”

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 60 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. More information is available at or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.