University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College to Offer Bachelor's Degree in San Antonio
Restaurant Management and St. Philip's College is raising the level of hospitality education in the tourism capital of Texas.
students the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from the University of Houston without ever leaving the Alamo City.
"With the impact the hospitality and tourism industry currently has in the San Antonio area, this newcampus will benefit students greatly," said Dr. John Bowen, dean of Hilton College. "We have received tremendous local industry support and are proud to be San Antonio's only provider of a bachelor's- level hospitality education."
St. Philip's currently offers a two-year associate's degree in hospitality management, which fulfills theprerequisites for successful transfer to the Conrad N. Hilton College – San Antonio. Students who transfer in from other four-year colleges can also pick up the hospitality and general education prerequisites they might need at St. Philip's, then continue with their upper-division courses in the Hilton College program. Initially, all classes will be held on the St. Philip's campus while the new campus is being built.
Dr. Graham Bowcher, assistant dean of the Conrad N. Hilton College – San Antonio, has already hiredan admissions director and student advisor, and is actively recruiting students.
"I'm delighted at the opportunity to advance hospitality education in San Antonio through thisprogram," Bowcher said. "This is a people industry, and it's a huge part of the American workforce. With so many people employed in hospitality, you need leadership. The Conrad N. Hilton College – San Antonio is all about developing those leaders."
For more information on the San Antonio program, visit http://www.hrm.uh.edu/Conrad-N.-Hilton-College-San-Antonio/.
About the Conrad N. Hilton College
The Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees at the University of Houston, a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university serving more than 40,500 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the United States. Home to the Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor, the Hospitality Industry Archives and a state-of-the-art beverage and food lab, Hilton College is consistently ranked among the top hospitality programs in the world. For more information, visit http://www.hrm.uh.edu.