The hospitality industry is vital to California’s economy. As the industry grows, there is an increasing demand for an educated workforce. The Hospitality Management Education Initiative (HMEI) works with key hospitality leaders and 14 CSU campuses to prepare students for meaningful careers in one of California’s largest industries. In 2011, the CSU granted 95% of all Hospitality and Tourism Management degrees in the state. Our mission: to provide an uninterrupted supply of hospitality leaders in California.
CSU hospitality management programs are committed to training students to be stewards of the environment and the community. The Briefing on Ecotourism and Sustainability in CSU Hospitality Management Campuses provides a comprehensive summary of the work being done in these important areas including research, curriculum, initiatives and activities.
Caroline Beteta, one of California’s biggest advocates, will be honored for her vision and leadership to advance the state’s hospitality industry with the Robert Mondavi Wine & Food Award during Hospitality Uncorked 2013 on March 23 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live. Proceeds from the gala will support The Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona.
More Than 60 Companies Expected at Hospitality Career Expo (Feb. 15, 2013)
A record amount of companies will be recruiting at the 20th annual Hospitality Career Expo on Thursday, Feb. 21. More than 60 leading organizations will visit Cal Poly Pomona to recruit top-notch talent at The Collins College of Hospitality Management.
Working the Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Feb. 11, 2013)
Visit California CEO Joins North Bay Leaders at SSU Conference (Feb. 5, 2013)
As president and CEO of the state’s largest tourism marking organization, Caroline Beteta is among a growing roster of industry leaders that will take part in Sonoma State University’s 2013 Economic Outlook Conference Feb. 27, “Game-Changers: Innovations and Leaders Transforming the North Bay Economy.”
Lobby Day Highlights CSU Hospitality Programs, Industry Needs (Jan. 31, 2013)
The message was clear on Jan. 29 in Sacramento: The hospitality industry in California pumps billions of dollars each year into the state economy, and the California State University is the premier higher education institution preparing people to lead this industry.
Hospitality Outreach Event Draws 150 Students to LA Live (Dec. 11, 2012)
One hundred and fifty students from eight local high schools got an exclusive opportunity to learn about careers in the hospitality industry and how to pursue higher education during a recent outreach event at LA Live. The Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona, the CSU's Hospitality Management Education Initiative (HMEI) and the California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation hosted the event.
Marriot is investing in its future workforce. As part of a series of grants, the J. Willard and Alice S Marriott Foundation has donated $250,000 to San Francisco State University to create a career center for its business students. While it will focus on hospitality and tourism majors, the program’s career and professional development services will be available to business students across all fields.
Brad Gessner, an adjunct faculty professor for San Diego State University’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Department, was recently named vice president of AEG’s Facilities Convention Center Management, Services Division. A 30-plus year industry veteran, Gessner comes to AEG from the San Diego Convention Center Corporation, where he was the general manager of the 2.6 million square-foot convention center for six years.