|By Lisa B. McPheron, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Calif.|
Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Aug. 20, 2004 - POMONA, Calif. -- Two hospitality specialists will lend their expertise to the Collins School of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona as the program's first endowed chairs.
Cathy Hsu, who is a professor and the graduate programs director in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, will serve as an advisor to Cal Poly faculty members. Her expertise is in the economic and social impacts of casino gaming, tourism, hospitality marketing, consumer behaviors and hospitality education.
Denny Rutherford, who is an endowed chair for the School of Hospitality Business Management on Washington State University's Pullman campus and is ranked the tenth most prolific author of research in mainstream hospitality research journals, will conduct a study of the Collins program. The study will compare the Cal Poly program to similar programs.
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