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Welcome to the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics.  Our faculty and students share a remarkable work ethic and land-grant values. One of the oldest departments in the College of Human Ecology, we were organized in 1922 as the Department of Institutional Economics.  We strive to honor our history while forging our way into the future. We have positioned ourselves to be at the forefront nationally for our teaching, research, and outreach activities.

The programs in the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics are based on the premise that understanding the needs of people in their environments is the basis for successful hospitality management and dietetic practice. Teaching, research, international and leadership opportunities are designed to prepare students for professional careers in our service-oriented, information-based society. All departmental programs include a commitment to self-evaluation, lifelong learning and adherence to both a personal and professional code of ethics in responding to customer, organization and industry concerns.

The mission of the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics is to prepare graduates to be leaders in the dietetics and hospitality fields by integrating theory, experience and research. We are committed to disseminating expertise and knowledge to the people of Kansas and beyond.

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Michelle Toews named associate dean for research
Friday, February 20th, 2015

Michelle ToewsMichelle Toews, professor at Texas State University, has been named associate dean for research for the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University by John Buckwalter, dean. Currently she is assistant director for graduate studies and research in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the university in San Marcos. She was named […]

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Bronwyn Fees named associate dean for academic affairs
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Bronwyn Fees, associate dean for academic affairsBronwyn Fees, associate professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, has named associate dean for academic affairs, announced John Buckwalter, dean of the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, today. “Dr. Fees brings outstanding credentials as a teacher, a researcher, a collaborator, an innovator and a leader to the position […]

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