Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series

The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series had the privilege this semester of welcoming two SHA Advisory Board members into the school to share their wisdom with our students. Mr. Jim Kauffman, President, U.S. and Canada Full Service Hotels, The Americas, Marriott International, Inc., spoke in the lecture series on March 24th, and shared his 35+ years of experiences with Marriott. Mr. Ian Carter, President, Global Operations and Development, Hilton Worldwide, spoke on March 31st to give students insight into his varied career with Hilton Worldwide and in the hospitality industry.

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The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series (HF103) is a set of guest lectures given by high-level industry executives who have distinguished themselves in the hospitality industry. Its follow-up course, HF403, is designed to give a limited number of seniors who are enrolled in the HF 103 Distinguished Hospitality Speaker Series, an opportunity to meet with those speakers in an informal seminar setting.