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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.

Latest News

Hospitality management students take two top honors at national conference
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

The K-State chapter of Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) won two top honors at the recent Club of the Future competition at the World Conference on Club Management in San Antonio, Tex. The Club of the Future gives students an opportunity to submit their ideas for the club of the future in five different […]

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Five professors tapped for highest college awards
Monday, March 9th, 2015

Doll Gayle - gdoll 250Dean John Buckwalter announced Friday the recipients of the four top faculty awards in the College of Human Ecology. The awardees are: Amber Vennum - Dawley-Scholer Award for Faculty Excellence in Student Development; Gayle Doll - Myers-Alford Teaching Award; Elizabeth Kiss - Faculty Extension Excellence Award; Kevin Roberts – Faculty Research Excellence Award; and Migette […]

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