SHA Presents the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker for Fall 2023: Aramark’s COO, Marc Bruno

A Journey from Campus Kitchen to COO: Marc Bruno’s Three Decades at Aramark Friday, October 20 at 11am-12pm  September 20, 2023 (Boston, MA) — As part of the esteemed Dean’s Distinguished Speakers Series, Boston University School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) is thrilled to announce a special engagement with Marc Bruno, Chief Operating Officer of […]

Dean’s Message: Statement on AAPI Violence

Dear BU SHA Community, As we continue into the new year still working through the pandemic and aftermath of protests dealing with a tumultuous political climate and systemic racism, racist hate crimes continue to rise. This time our AAPI community has been greatly impacted. This senseless violence—including this week’s Atlanta shootings, which accounted for eight murdered […]


For Immediate Release October 29, 2020 JAVIER ROSENBERG NAMED CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF BU SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY ADMINISTRATION (October 29, 2020) Boston, MA – Javier Rosenberg, SHA’94, previously Vice Chairman of the Board of Advisors to the Dean of Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA), has assumed the role of Chairman effective […]

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Welcome SHA Students! Events and Message From the Dean

September 2nd marks the start of the fall semester at Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration. On Wednesday morning, students received a warm welcome message from SHA’s Dean Arun Upneja, Ph.D., where he expressed his excitement to start the semester. “We are eager to share our perspective on what’s happening in the world of hospitality […]

Dean’s Message: Back2BU-SHA

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Greetings, This summer, our team at SHA has worked diligently with the BU community to create a safe and healthy environment for the incoming academic year. As shared previously by Boston University, the campus will re-open with in-person classes for the Fall 2020 semester. The following guidelines are what SHA will […]


Dean’s Message: SHA’s Support Towards Social Justice

Monday, June 1, 2020 Dear SHA Family, I write to you today to address the events surrounding the horrible, unjust killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and countless others that have brought to the forefront the painful issues of systemic racism and inequality that prevail in our society today. My heart aches when I think of the pain the victims’ families must be dealing with on a daily basis. Racism is a […]


Dean’s Message: 2019-2020 Recap

Dear SHA Community, I write to you from my home, a message to close the academic 2019/2020 year. To say that this academic year has been memorable would be an understatement. During my many years serving as your Dean, I have never been prouder to be part of a community as I am now. These past few months, […]


Updates to the SHA Community on Coronavirus

Update: March 18, 2020 at 4:30 P.M. Dean Upneja and SHA Faculty held a virtual Town Hall meeting to answer students’ questions. If you missed it, view it here.   Update: March 18, 2020 at 12:15 P.M. Dear SHA Community, By now you have seen President Brown’s memo outlining the very difficult decision to forego further on-campus teaching and activities […]