About the Department
The hospitality, recreation, and tourism management department is comprised of 9 full-time faculty, 18 part-time lecturers, and two administrative staff. Together they bring cutting edge theoretical and practical skills, knowledge, and experiences to deliver extraordinary classroom and field experiences to prepare students as they transition from school to their careers.
Why Choose HRTM and San José State University?
First and foremost, the faculty, staff, and administration are committed to your success. Every unit is focused on providing programs and activities that result in a truly transformational experience. The campus environment is diverse, welcoming, dynamic, and energized. The region provides some of the most innovative and engaging internship opportunities in the world. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the incredibly talented, caring, diverse, and experienced faculty in the Hospitality, Recreation, & Tourism Management Department.
HRTM Department Mission
To facilitate the personal and professional learning of students through outstanding academic and career-focused experiences. Graduates will possess the knowledge and skills to provide sound, ethical, and visionary leadership in their discipline and in the diverse communities they serve.
The Department of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management will be recognized by the campus community, professionals in the region, and alumni for the high quality of its academic degree programs, its dynamic and engaged faculty, and graduates who are well prepared to anticipate and address challenges in the workplace and community.
The faculty, in collaboration with professional colleagues, continually enhance curriculum so that it is responsive to changes in their discipline, designed to meet student needs, and provides insights to emerging societal issues.
By creating a dynamic, professional and welcoming environment the department will be known for its focus on inclusive excellence and ability to bridge the needs of students and the community through clear pathways to successful careers.
Your Support Matters!
Consider donating to the Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management Department by clicking on the "Give Now" button below. This will take you to the university's donation page. Please designate under "purpose" that you would like your donation to go to our department.
If you would like to explore specific giving opportunities in the form of student scholarships/awards, please feel free to contact the director of the department you would like to support:
Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management
Dr. Tsu-Hong Yen
Dr. Randy Virden
Thank you very much for your support!