Leslie Kosky

Associate Professor,  College of Hospitality Management

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You used to have these city hotels or resort hotels — now there are all these wonderful segments. It’s an industry where students have lots of choices within which to build their careers.”

Bio

Leslie Kosky's professional experience includes positions within Westin Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels and Disney World Golf Resort, focusing on the following areas within a hotel: concierge services, front office, guest services, reservations, catering and event planning.

She has more than 25 years of teaching experience between Johnson & Wales University and Guam Community College. As a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) since 1996, she is known for developing innovative teaching methods and she believes in a learner-centered active classroom. Kosky enjoys collaborating with other professors to strengthen the learning outcomes in her classroom and she is passionate about motivating and encouraging her students in becoming the best they can be.

Kosky has expertise in student advising, specifically for freshmen, and teaching within a learning community.

Areas of Expertise

  • Concierge Services
  • Event Planning and Ceremonies
  • Front Office Management
  • Guest Services
  • Hotel Operations
  • Hotel Property Management Systems
  • Meeting Planning

Sample Courses

  • HOSP 1001: Orientation to the Hospitality Industry
  • HOSP 1015: Managing the Hotel Guest Experience
  • HOSP 2011: Hospittality Sales and Meeting Management

Certifications

  • American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), Educational Institute, Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE)
  • National Restaurant Association ServSafe Alcohol Training and Certification