MSU Faculty Vote Down Hospitality Management Degree

Faculty say funds should go to existing programs, not new ones

By Justin Franz

BOZEMAN — Faculty members at Montana State University have voted down a proposal to launch a hospitality management degree, effectively killing the program.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that the Faculty Senate voted 12 to 16 against a proposed bachelor’s degree in hospitality management and an associate’s degree in culinary arts at two-year Gallatin College.

Provost Martha Potvin says without the Faculty Senate’s approval, the proposal will not go before the Board of Regent.

Faculty members say core programs such as engineering, business and math are understaffed, and funds should go to existing programs, not new ones.