The HRT Department

the department chair

Message From The College of Education and Allied Studies Interim Dean

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at the Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism. If you're people oriented and are looking for an exciting major and career where you're making a difference in the lives of others, then this is the major for you! Graduates have gone on to work for the National Park Service, top tier hotels and restaurants, municipal park and recreation agencies, airline, cruse lines and tourism industry and rehab/recreation therapy jobs. Our students have gone on to travel the world with their jobs and have had some amazing experiences working with young kids through senior citizens. If this sounds interesting, I invite you to take a class and check the program out. We won't disappoint you.

Department Mission, Vision, Values, and Motto



To educate and prepare leaders who contribute to the quality of life of individuals and our communities, both locally and globally, through Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism


We want to be the program of choice for those wishing to study hospitality, recreation, recreation therapy and tourism.


We value experiential learning, research you can use, quality of life, and service to students


Solution Oriented, Experience Driven, Transformation Focused