The Hospitality College has received an endowed Industry Chair from William R. Tiefel, chairman of Carmax Inc. and chairman emeritus of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Tiefel established the university’s first endowed chair in 2003 as an ongoing legacy of industry involvement and interactive hospitality education.
Learn from Hospitality ExpertsEvery year, we film the Tiefel lectures so that hospitality students and professionals can listen and learn from their insight and expertise. In this series of videos, hear what each of the Tiefel Chairs had to say when they visited JWU, starting with Robin Uler, our most recent Tiefel Chair:
About the Tiefel Chairs
Robin Uler is the president of Fresh Take LLC and the current
Tiefel Chair recipient. After a 3-decade career with Marriott International,
Uler became a consultant, collaborating with hospitality and food and
beverage companies including Marriott to create strategic plans with a
fresh approach. Read her biography.
Read about the past holders of the Tiefel Professorial Chair:
Guest speaker DeNita Turner, life skills coach to Fortune 500s, the NBA and the WBNA, shares her advice with hospitality students. read more