UH Hospitality Program Heads to the Tourism Capital of Texas

Hilton College Joins St. Philip’s College to Offer Degree at San Antonio Campus

Graham Bowcher

Students in San Antonio who want to pursue professions in the hospitality industry can now earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston without ever leaving the Alamo City.

A new partnership between the UH Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management and St. Philip’s College in San Antonio will offer a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management. Classes at the The Conrad N. Hilton College – San Antonio begin in fall 2014

 “With the current impact the hospitality and tourism industry has in San Antonio, this new campus will benefit students greatly,” said John Bowen, dean of Hilton College. “We have received tremendous local industry support and are proud to be San Antonio’s only provider of a bachelor’s-level hospitality education.”

All classes will be held on the St. Philip’s campus until a new campus can be constructed.

St. Philip’s currently offers a two-year associate’s degree in hospitality management, which fulfills the prerequisites for successful transfer to the Conrad N. Hilton College – San Antonio. Students who transfer from other four-year colleges also can earn these prerequisites at St. Philip’s, then continue with their upper-division courses in the Hilton College program.

Graham Bowcher, assistant dean of the Conrad N. Hilton College – San Antonio, is actively recruiting students.

“I’m delighted at the opportunity to advance hospitality education in San Antonio through this program,” Bowcher said. “This is a people industry, and it’s a huge part of the American workforce. With so many people employed in hospitality, you need leadership. The Conrad N. Hilton College – San Antonio is all about developing those leaders.”

For more information on The Conrad N. Hilton College – San Antonio, visit http://www.hrm.uh.edu/Conrad-N.-Hilton-College-San-Antonio/.