Welcome to the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality at UNLV — the top-ranked hospitality management program in the country!

As the newly-appointed dean of this great college, I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to lead this esteemed institution while nurturing the bright minds that call this college home.

Here at the College of Hospitality you will enjoy a rich combination of classroom theory and hands-on experience. You will also be given the space and the tools to be you. That is why our students have the option of tailoring their education to their own interests, whether it be in hotel operations, restaurants management, events and entertainment, gaming, or another sector. Students can also find their niche by getting involved in one or more of our hospitality-focused student organizations, which celebrate different aspects of the industry.

We understand that college journey can feel overwhelming at times, so we’re committed to providing you with highly personalized support, from the time you step into Hospitality Hall to the time you walk across the graduation stage. We are only successful if you are successful.

With your bachelor’s degree in hand, you will enter the workforce highly-practiced and ready to embrace your position alongside thousands of distinguished alumni who represent the very best of the best in the hospitality industry today.

We can’t wait to join you on this academic adventure! If you are passionate about the dynamic hospitality industry, we are the college for you. If you are ready to embrace the opportunities that come with being part of a leading institution, we are the college for you. And as your college of choice, we will help you build the skills that lead to the career of your dreams!

Thank you for your interest in the Harrah College of Hospitality. Go Rebels!

Signature of David Cardenas, Dean of College of Hospitality

David A. Cárdenas, Ph.D.
Dean, Harrah College of Hospitality
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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