We are an engaged network of Dynamic, Imaginative Leaders
sharing Tradition, Friendship, Passions, and Ideas.
We believe that Life is Service
and we are inspired to Create Enriching Experiences for others,
celebrating what it means to be a Hotelie for Life®.
CHS is committed to creating the world’s most engaging network for industry-defining alumni. We are THE OFFICIAL ALUMNI ORGANIZATION of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and the premier hospitality network created by alumni for alumni.
CHS is supported by the CHS Foundation which is an organization comprised of past-presidents of the Cornell Hotel Society and several influential alumni.
Our dynamic network brings students and alumni many exciting benefits, including:
– Offering a meaningful platform for Hotelies to connect, share friendships, and further professional endeavors.
– Advancing the interests of the school, its students, and alumni worldwide— today and for generations to come.
– Supporting the next generation of industry leaders.
In 2018, CHS celebrated our 90th anniversary. Events were held around the globe and we looked back through our archives at the incredible history of the Hotel School and our unique alumni association.
The Cornell Hotel Society CONNECTS our extraordinarily dedicated and passionate alumni by providing a worldwide platform for professional and social networking, with 53 chapters hosting numerous events each year across the globe. In addition, by funding scholarships, student activities and faculty travel, we are supporting the next generation of hospitality leaders and lifelong learning.
“WE ARE ALL HOTELIES FOR LIFE®.”
Dexter Wood ’87
President – Dexter Wood ’87
1st Vice President – Anna Chung’03
2nd Vice President – Ted Teng ’79
Past President – Bill Minnock ’79
Treasurer – Susan Boyle-Wood ’87
Secretary – Rick Adie’75
Collegiate Chapter Faculty Advisor
Webmaster – Susan Boyle Wood ’87
Web Editor – Robert Mandelbaum ’81
Linked In – Lindy Paz ’09
Social Media – Ali Hoyt ’12
Hotelie For Life – Andrea Foster ’96
Regional Vice Presidents
Northeast – Alissa Hendel ’07
Mid-Atlantic – Vickie Kozhushchenko ‘96
Southeast – Lindy Paz ‘00
Central – Juliette Boone ’93
Southwest – Scott Roby ’99
Pacific Northwest & Hawaii – Miranti Ojong ’02
Latin America – Juliana Zuniga ’03
EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
North & West Europe – Jeffrey Scott MPS’91
South & East Europe, Middle East & Africa – Michael Cortelletti MMH’99
ASIA & PACIFIC
North Asia – Zoe Wu ’93
South Asia & Pacific – Paul Kitamura ‘88
Japan – Chiaki Tanuma, MPS’80