The Hospitality and Tourism Management Department develops graduates with professional
skills in a customer experience environment centered on food and beverages, hotels/resorts,
travel/tourism, events management, and wine. Industry partners provide cooperative
work and other experiential learning experiences for our students. A multicultural,
international focus is woven into most courses, and opportunities for international experiences
are offered at RIT campuses abroad and elsewhere. Graduates exhibit a spirit of innovation and
enthusiasm to improve products, customer service, and business outcomes. Technology applications
further enhance learning and ultimately the efficiencies of graduates in the work world.
Carol Whitlock, Ph.D.