Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Please take a moment to meet Rosen College’s esteemed leadership team of hospitality scholars and industry experts. Click their names or photos to learn more about their background and expertise, and how to contact them.


Dr. Youcheng Wang
Dean, William C. Peeper Preeminent Professor in Destination Marketing

Associate Dean

Dr. Robertico Croes
Associate Dean, Research & Administration;

Assistant Dean

Dr. Manuel Rivera
Assistant Dean Associate Professor

Department Chairs

Dr. Joe Hutchinson
Chair Foodservice & Lodging Management; Associate Professor
Dr. Alan Fyall
Interim Chair, Tourism, Events & Attractions; Graduate Programs Dir.
Ms. Catherine Gholson
Department Director
Mr. Fred Okumu
Department Director
Ms. Lori V. Safford
Department Director