The Collins College Fosters New Relationships in East Asia
The Collins College’s Dean Lea Dopson set out to foster new relationships this summer with hospitality programs in South Korea and China. She visited four universities to meet their program leaders, share ideas and create study abroad opportunities for students.
Dopson began her journey at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management and was invited to its strategic planning retreat where she gave a presentation about US trends in the hospitality industry. She then visited Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea, which specializes in training future service leaders in major hospitality industries. Her travels then led her to Kyung Hee University’s College of Hotel and Tourism Management in Seoul. The last stop for Dopson was at Seoul's Ewha Woman’s University to visit its Nutritional Science and Food Management department.
“The Collins College strives to be a global leader in hospitality and tourism management education,” Dopson says. “One of the ways we are doing this is by creating study abroad opportunities for students and collaborative research opportunities for faculty."