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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

Virginia Moxley receives national distinguished service award
Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Virginia Moxley, dean and professor emeritus of the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Saturday at ceremonies in St. Louis. She was recognized as “a visionary servant leader” who “influenced and inspired thousands of students, faculty, staff, alumni […]

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Three receive distance education scholarships
Monday, June 30th, 2014

Kansas State University Global Campus has awarded $9,000 in scholarships to distance education students across the country for the summer 2014 term. Recipients from the College of Human Ecology are: Jessica Adams, junior in family studies and human services; Daina Bitters, senior in dietetics; and Rebecca Sombatchareun, senior in family studies and human services.

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