Welcome Letter from the Chair
My pleasure is to have the opportunity to visit with you concerning your interests in studyingHotel, Tourism and Events (HTE) at Metropolitan State University of Denver. You have chosen to investigate a career that has multiple job opportunities and a built-in market. Everyone eats, drinks, and sleeps, and everyone, in addition, travels, and meets with others day-in and day-out. Everyone is an expert at eating, drinking, sleeping, meeting, and traveling. Your challenge as a future graduate of HTE at MSU Denver, will be to learn how to effectively manage (i.e. to make money and to enjoy yourself) these activities better than the experts.
The HTE Department is positioned to assist you in becoming a successful hospitality manager through flexible and individualized interdisciplinary major programs in Hotel Management, Tourism and EventsManagement, Restaurant Management, Hotel-Restaurant Management, and Hotel-Tourism and Events Management. Each area of concentration is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and practical experiences needed to be successful in the rapidlychanging, expa nding hospitality industry.
The faculty, diverse student body, and metropolitan location of the HTE Department in the center of Denver can and will give you an advantage to be successful in the hospitality industry. We at MSU Denver look forward to being an active part of your future education and career plans. Please contact us with your questions.
Dr. Chad M. Gruhl