News for the Hospitality Executive
Hotel and Restaurant Society Elects New Slate of Officers
University Park, PA, March 16, 2010 – The Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society (PSHRS) held its annual Winter Weekend Strategy Forum on Saturday, February 27, and Sunday, February 28, 2010. The sessions were held at The Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus. PSHRS is the seventy-three-year-old alumni organization of Penn State’s renowned School of Hospitality Management.
The slate of officers elected to the board include:
The meeting also introduced Brian Black, the new director of hospitality industry relations for the School of Hospitality Management. Black is an alumnus of the School of Hospitality Management and returned to the school after a successful tenure in sales and marketing with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts.
In addition to the conference agenda, special recognition was given to the following individuals:
The Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society (PSHRS) has been active in the life of the University since its founding in 1948. Since that time, the society has strived to enhance the reputation of the hospitality management program at Penn State by strengthening organization’s links to the hospitality profession. PSHRS is an affiliate program group (APG) of the Penn State Alumni Association and the College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society.
The Penn State School of Hospitality Management is home to the fourth-oldest hotel, restaurant, and institutional management program in the United States. From its humble beginnings in 1937, the program is now recognized as one of the most respected and distinguished hospitality management programs in the nation. By combining a broad educational foundation with specific courses designed to build strong leadership, business, and communication skills—and by requiring undergraduate students to accumulate 1,000 hours of “real-world” experience in order to graduate—students gain the theoretical, managerial, quantitative, organizational, and technical skills they need to become the next generation of leaders in the hospitality industry. The students’ relationships with faculty (many who have extensive experience in and conduct research for the industry) and alumni (including many who are top executives in their chosen professions) only serve to bolster this learning experience. Penn State’s program currently enrolls more than 800 students.
For more information about the Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society and Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management, please contact: Brian A. Black at email@example.com.
Brian A. Black
Director of Hospitality Industry Relations
School of Hospitality Management
Penn State University
201-A Mateer Building
University Park, PA 16802
|Also See:||Niki Leondakis Recipient of the Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society's Hospitality Executive of the Year Award / October 2009|