School of Hospitality Management

The Penn State School of Hospitality Management is home of one of the most prestigious and well-respected programs of its kind in the nation.

By combining a broad educational foundation with "real-world experiences" and other opportunities for students to hone their leadership and communication skills, the School of Hospitality Management and its predecessor programs have equipped students to become industry leaders for over 75 years.

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Café Laura returns with new look, new tastes and new opportunities

Cafe Laura

From food preparation to healthier eating choices, the newly renovated Café Laura offers the gamut. The cafe re-opened today (Aug. 25) and will hold its grand reopening Sept. 9 after months of extensive renovations. The student-run restaurant housed in the Mateer Building features new fare stations, a revised design, and a variety of novel equipment and technology. More importantly, the $1.2 million renovation boosts the educational experience for students and enhances dining experiences for customers.


Leland Pillsbury named Fall 2014 Conti Professor

Lee Pillsbury

Co-chairman of Thayer Lodging Group will interact with students, faculty members in September.

The Penn State School of Hospitality Management (SHM) named Leland C. Pillsbury, co-chairman of Thayer Lodging Group, as the fall 2014 Walter J. Conti Visiting Professor. Conti Professors visit the School of Hospitality Management to interact with students and faculty members, to present guest lectures in hospitality management and to speak at graduate and undergraduate colloquia.


PSHRS names Michael Leven 2014 Hospitality Executive of the Year

Lee Pillsbury

Michael Leven, president and chief operating officer for Las Vegas Sands Corporation, has been named 2014 Hospitality Executive of the Year by the Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society (PSHRS). Leven will receive the award during the 53rd Hospitality Executive of the Year award reception, which will take place Nov. 9, in conjunction with the annual International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show in New York. As part of the honor, Leven also will be inducted into the Penn State Hospitality Hall of Fame, located at The Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus.


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Vision

We, the Penn State School of Hospitality Management, will be without equal in educating leaders for the dynamic and global hospitality industry.

Mission

The School of Hospitality Management provides outstanding leadership for a global and dynamic hospitality industry. Its programs, research, and service to the profession are at the forefront of hospitality management education, and its faculty, staff, and students bring a new level of proficiency to the hospitality industry. The School inspires all students to pursue excellence in scholarship, exhibit a strong work ethic, and become responsible and ethical hospitality leaders.

Learn more about the programs we offer, our state-of-the-art facilities, our world-class faculty and our alumni—many who have gone on to become the top executives in their field.