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HTM Advisory Board


The HTM Advisory Board consists of senior industry executives from all over the US.  The Board meets on campus twice a year and engage in consultation with administrators, faculty, and students. Members provide advice to administrators about curriculum, share the latest trends with faculty, and mentor students about career potential. A highlight of each meeting is the Advisory Board Dinner, which is planned, hosted, and implemented by HTM students.

Specific functions of the Advisory Board are to:

  • Help develop and review departmental strategic plans and curricula
  • Serve as a sounding board to assist the Department Head with policy decisions
  • Assist in the dissemination of information throughout the hospitality industry concerning the Virginia Tech HTM Department and programs,
  • Serve as an advocate of the Department with the University administration
  • Assist in articulating departmental priorities and needs to the Pamplin College of Business
  • Assist in maximizing job placement opportunities and internships
  • Assist in the Department’s fund-raising and public relations efforts