Advisory Board

This Advisory Board is comprised of industry professionals representing lodging, food and beverage, casino, allied operations and industry educators.

The five areas we are working on are:

  • Curriculum Evolution
  • Student Placement
  • Development
  • Program Marketing
  • Enrollment Management

Hotel and Restaurant Management Program at Eastern Michigan University is the only program in the state of Michigan granted accreditation through the governing body (2007-2014). With input from the advisory board the undergraduate and graduate curriculum has been dramatically revised. The HRM culinary kitchen in Roosevelt Hall was recently renovated and put to use in the Fall of 2010. Originally the kitchen was a part of Roosevelt High School Home Economics Program.

Members (*denotes Executive Committee)

Dr. Susan Gregory*

This Advisory Board is comprised of industry professionals representing lodging, food & beverage, casino, allied operations, and industry educators.

The five areas we are working on are:

  • Curriculum Evolution
  • Student Placement
  • Development
  • Program Marketing
  • Enrollment Management

Hotel and Restaurant Management Program at Eastern Michigan University is the only program in the state of Michigan granted accreditation through the governing body (2007 - 2014). With input from the advisory board the undergraduate and graduate curriculum has been dramatically revised. The HRM culinary kitchen in Roosevelt Hall was recently renovated and put to use in the Fall of 2010. Originally the kitchen was a part of Roosevelt High School Home Economics Program.

Dr. Susan Gregory*
Program Coordinator
202B Roosevelt Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734.487.0845 | [email protected]

Dr. Morell Boone*
Dean, College of Engineering and Technology Studies
150 Sill Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734.487.0354 | [email protected]

Prof. John Boyless

Betty L. Stremich*
Eastern Michigan University Foundation
734.487.2331

Academic Members

  • Teri Herrera, Washtenaw Community College.
  • Dennis Konarski, Coordinator, Hospitality Program, Henry Ford Community College.

Food/Restaurants

  • Rois Sevvedes, Owner, Tower Inn Café
  • Jon Gould*, Regional Manager, Mainstreet Ventures
  • Larry Gates, Director of Dining Services, Eastern Michigan University Dining Services
  • Linda French, Owner, Sidetrack Bar & Grill.

Lodging

  • Tom Lamb, General Manager, Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eaglecrest.
  • DeWayne Grann, General Manager, Quality Inn & Suites.

Allied

  • Don Stacks*, Sales Manager, Gordon Food Service
  • Patti Hagopian, General Manager, Campus Dining Services
  • Larry Brown, CFE, CPFB, Vice President & General Manager, Michaels and Associates

Alumni

  • Joy Diete-Spiff, General Manager, Red Roof Inn
  • Daniel Duffy, General Manager, Crowne Plaza