Hospitality Administration Advisory Committee

The Hospitality Administration Program has an Advisory Committee composed of 12-15 members from the hospitality industry, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, Arkansas Hospitality Administration, and ATU hospitality alumni, faculty and administration. The goal is to have an annual meeting of the Advisory Committee to review curriculum and program issues, as well as internship opportunities.

The advisory committee members are asked to provide comments about curricular items. Many of the committee members have supervised interns and are aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the academic preparation of the HA students.

The HA Advisory Committee members represent a relatively diverse mix of professional interests, agencies, geographic locations, ages and gender. The HA Advisory Committee members are as follows:

Name Title Business
Harold Appukuttan Director Chartwell Dining Service
Jackie Arrison Assistant GM & Director of Sales and Marketing Magic Springs
Benny Baker President Baker Consulting Services
Greg Butts Director Arkansas State Parks
Dee Carroll Arkansas Hospitality Association
Mike Coats President Mike’s Place
Susan Curtis Market Place Grill
Richard Davies Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
Stacey Ellis Director of Sales Embassy Suites
Christie Graham Executive Director Russellville Visitor’s and Tourism Center
Kristy Hutcherson Student Representative Hospitality Society
Montine McNulty Arkansas Hospitality Association
Bob Moister Hollywood Casino & Hotel
Yasushi Onodera Counselor NCN Institute at Arkansas Tech Univ.
Jason Peckham Student Representative Hospitality Society
Joseph T. Post President Post Familie Vineyards
Marilyn Rathburn Instructor West Campus Technical Center
Joe David Rice Director Tourism
David Ruff Morrilton Packing
Note. HA Advisory Committee for 2007 - 2008.