Dr. Bonnie Knutson
Named Acting Director
At The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University in East Lansing - MI, USA
It has been quite a week for Dr. Bonnie Knutson. Last Wednesday, July 30, she was named the Acting Director of The School of Hospitality Business, effective August 16 after Dr. Ron Cichy leaves that position after serving for 26 years. And on Thursday, July 31, The School’s Alumni Association presented her with its Lifetime Academic Achievement Award in San Diego, CA during the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) annual conference.
Bonnie J. Knutson has taught in The School since the early 1980’s, and is well known for her lively teaching style, as well as the creative and rigorous projects she assigns in her Hospitality Business Marketing classes. Alumni from the 80’s through today still remember their projects: the late nights, learning to work as a team; being encouraged to think outside the box; and being proud of a professionally researched and delivered presentation.