The Eric Hilton Distinguished Alumni Club was established in 1999 to honor esteemed hotelier Eric Hilton (1933-2016). Founded by Dr. Clinton L. Rappole, former Eric Hilton Distinguished Chair and Professor Emeritus, the purpose of the Club is to promote the mission of the Conrad N. Hilton College by building a legacy of student inspiration and alumni connectivity, as well as providing a network of support and resources to Hilton College. Two new lecturers are selected each year from varied sectors of the hospitality industry to come share their stories with current students. Only Hilton College graduates who’ve been out of school for at least 20 years are considered, and members must be an owner, officer or retired executive in the hospitality industry or an allied field.
Collectively, Eric’s Club has generated in excess of $6 million in gifts to the College.