School of Business Unveils Minor in Event Planning

School of Business Unveils Minor in Event Planning School of Business Unveils Minor in Event Planning

May 9, 20191 min read
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After much preparation, the Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business is announcing a new minor and emphasis to their ever-growing program. The program hopes to attract all kinds of students to the Event Planning and Management Minor, which is an integral part of many career fields.


Dr. Howard Hu, professor of hospitality management at Southern Utah University, recognizes the potential this type of program has for students. 


“This career has become very popular. If a student has this minor, it will offer them all kinds of opportunities. If your major is business, or biology, or communications, a minor in event planning will help you out.”


The event planning minor will make it possible for those students to be prepared to manage meetings, conventions, expositions, hotels, restaurants, and various other events.


The demand for event planners is growing and SUU’s program is designed for students to find their passion and approach the hospitality industry with better foundational knowledge that will allow students to fully pursue a career.


From a very young age, Dr. Hu was working in food service and building familiarity with his chosen career. Today, he is teaching students global skills that are relevant in hospitality and event planning.


Howard Hu is familiar with the media and available for an interview. Simply visit his profile.


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