New appointments in hospitality program

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Francis Domoy

Francis Domoy, director of the School of Hospitality and Service Management, has been appointed chair emeritus of the school. Over his 30-year tenure, he helped to establish significant local and international partnerships between RIT and prominent travel and hospitality organizations, including the New York Wine and Culinary Center and the establishment of the American College of Management and Technology in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Domoy will pursue broader international opportunities for RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology.

Professors Linda Underhill and Carol Whitlock have been appointed interim co-chairs of the School of Hospitality and Service Management. The appointment was effective March 8. 

Underhill served a dual role as the department’s graduate chair and Health Systems Administration program chair. She has been teaching at RIT since 2003. Her research work is in the area of prevention of obesity and diabetes in children and healing/hospitality innovation in the provision of health-care services. 

Whitlock joined the RIT faculty in 1972 and, since 2005, has served as chair of the department’s undergraduate program. During her tenure, she created 19 new courses and taught 14, including a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses from food product development to quality assurance and global standards of food. In 1999, Whitlock developed and taught the first online course for the American College of Management and Technology in Croatia