Dean Dennis Reynolds, along with Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Mary Dawson and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Ki-Joon Back, embarked on a whirlwind trip to Asia this summer in a successful push to strengthen the global reach of Hilton College.
With stops in Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Bali and Tokyo, they attended three conferences, served on several panels, chaired sessions, presented papers, met with alumni and faculty from partner universities, toured hotels, and made industry and academic connections to identify and solidify partnerships.
“One of our five areas of focus is international reach and recognition,” said Dean Reynolds. “This includes providing internships in countries throughout the world, which will allow our students to develop empathy for other cultures. We also want companies and other programs to know who we are and to be aware of the diversity of degrees that we offer.”
First stop was Hong Kong for the Dean’s Summit on our global master’s program, where Deans Reynolds and Back met with their counterparts at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and Hong Kong Polytechnic University to reach consensus on several modifications and improvements to the program. Hilton College will welcome the second cohort of this exclusive tripartite program in August.
While in Hong Kong,
Next stop was Indonesia, for the Asia-Pacific Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (APacCHRIE) Conference in Bali. Dean Reynolds met with the executive board to discuss the
Key industry connections were also made with the general managers of the Hilton Bali Resort and the Conrad Bali. At the Conrad Bali, an agreement was made to
After the APacCHRIE Conference, Deans Back and Dawson
“We want to get our name out there every time we’re in another country,” said Dean Reynolds. “During all of our international travels, our goal is to plant a few seeds. Then, we’ll see what grows!”
(Photo: Courtesy of Dean Dennis Reynolds)