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Department of Hospitality Management

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The Department of Hospitality Management is proud to be the only program in Kansas that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in hospitality management and is the only program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).

The Hospitality Management Department at Kansas State University will be an internationally recognized program; committed to preparing the next generation of hospitality leaders for a successful career in industry or academia by delivering a transformational educational experience through experiential learning, professionalism, international experiences, and strong partnerships with hospitality industry. 

The roots of the K-State Hospitality Management Department can be traced back to 1952 when K-State President James A. McCain stressed the importance of establishing a restaurant management Program at K-State with Dean Margaret Justin.  Dean Justin gathered a group of faculty from home economics, business administration, technical journalism, and accounting, along with industry representatives from the local community and state.  Together, they developed the first restaurant management program in the state of Kansas.  In the 1980s the hotel curriculum was added to the program and in 2013, the curriculum added a focused concentration in meeting, convention, and event management. 

Today, the programs are designed to meet the needs of the vibrant hospitality industry. If you are interested in a dynamic career in lodging; foodservice; or meeting, convention, and event management you have come to the right place.  Teaching, research, study abroad, and leadership opportunities are designed to prepare students for professional careers in our service-oriented, information-based society.  Come for a campus visit. Stay for an undergraduate or graduate degree and enhance your marketability and skills.

 

 

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Hospitality Management faculty present research at national conferences in Texas
Monday, August 8th, 2016

Faculty in the hospitality management department in the College of Human Ecology presented papers and poster sessions at two national conferences in July. At the July 2016 International Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Educators Conference in Grapevine, Texas, faculty and student presented three posters and served on a panel: • Bongsug Chae, professor of management; Junehee Kwon, associate professor […]

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Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs faculty and staff present at national conferences
Monday, August 1st, 2016

Research team members and affiliated faculty with the K-State's Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs in the College of Human Ecologypresented papers and poster sessions at two national conferences in July. The following researchers presented at the July 2016 School Nutrition Association's national conference in San Antonio, Texas: • Kevin Sauer, associate professor […]

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