Friday, October 7, 2011

South Carolina Tourism and Higher Education Summit

The College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management was well represented at the conference hosted by the South Carolina Travel and Tourism Coalition in Columbia, SC today. Dean Brian Mihalik participated in a four person expert panel on hospitality education and six of the seven full-time tourism professors in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management were among attendees. Dean Mihalik recognized the SC Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development as the only SmartState program dedicated to tourism in the State. He also recognized the Center's Director, Dr. Simon Hudson, as the 'go-to guy' for State focused tourism research.