HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- A local university is the latest to cut ties with Papa John’s Pizza.
Northern Kentucky University's food services partner will remove the eatery from its student union in the wake of racist remarks made by the company’s founder, Director of Public Relations Anna Wright said.
"Northern Kentucky University has a longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that is embedded in all facets of our campus. It is a defining characteristic that makes me proud to serve as president of this university whose faculty and staff are focused on helping our students lead meaningful lives and successful careers," Vaidya wrote in a letter to the campus community. "We believe our students, faculty and staff benefit from a rich environment of thought and experience that is gained by welcoming people from all backgrounds and perspectives."
NKU's food service provider will replace the Papa John's with a different pizza-based eatery and the employees will keep their jobs, according to Vaidya.