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University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management Collection

Identifier: UA18M

Scope and Contents

Series I: Publications, 1990-2013, contains brochures, program proposals, student viewbooks and guides, newsletters, ephemera, events, and non-UCF publications.

Series II: Administrative Records, 1986-2011, contains a questionnaire, course syllabi and listings, records including faculty and committee minutes, a research and marketing plan proposal and a folder dedicated to Dr. Christopher Muller.

Series III: Visual Materials, 1989-2007, contains a scrapbook, slides and photographs.


  • Created: 1986-2013
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1990-2011



The entire collection is open for research.

Copyright Statement

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

Hospitality Management began as a program in 1983 in the College of Business Administration at the University of Central Florida, an outgrowth of the Dick Pope Institute for Tourism Studies established in 1979. In 2000, the program was elevated to the status of a full school outside the College of Business and came to be called the Rosen School of Hospitality Management. Shortly after opening its new campus in 2004, the Rosen School of Hospitality Management officially became the Rosen College of Hospitality Management.

In 1998, Harris and Tricia Rosen pledged to gift UCF $10 million dollars to build a new school called Rosen School of Hospitality Management, with the caveat that the new hotel Rosen planned on building is a success. By 2000, the Rosens finalized their plan to include 25 acres of valuable land. As a result, the total amount that Rosen gifted UCF was $18 million dollars (the 25 acres donated was worth $8 million), which helped jumpstart the construction of the new campus. The Rosens also donated an additional $1.1 million for scholarships. The new campus opened in 2004 and its status as a separate School was established.

Harris Rosen is a well-known hotelier and philanthropist in the Orlando area. He served as President and COO of Rosen Hotels and Resorts, a hotel management company with seven properties and more than 5000 rooms in Orlando since 1974. He was voted Central Floridian of the Year in January 2012.

The key faculty members who helped elevate UCF's hospitality program to the next level were Mr. Robert Ashley, Dr. Deborah Breiter, Dr. Bill Fisher, Dr. Stephen LeBruto, Dr. Ady Milman, Dr. Christopher Muller, Dr. Abraham Pizam, and Dr. Randall Upchurch. Building on what their predecessors began, these and other faculty members helped update the curriculum, design the new campus, and ensure the financial and operational stability for the growing program.

Dr. Christopher Muller was Associate/Assistant Professor from 1999-2010. He is responsible for creating the Center for Multi-Unit Restaurant Management in 1999, where he served as Director, and as a result, a standalone Restaurant Management undergraduate degree was approved in 2002. He also served as Darden Eminent Scholar Chair in Restaurant Management which was previously called endowed chair in Restaurant Management in the early 1990s.

Dr. Abraham Pizam joined UCF in 1983 as Director of the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies, which had been established in 1979 in the College of Business Administration in honor of Dick Pope, Sr. He was hired to establish UCF's original hospitality program. As of 2018, Dr. Pizam stands as Linda Chapin Eminent Scholar Chair in Tourism Management in the Rosen College of Hospitality Management.

Source: Tim Bottorff "A Hospitality Program Like No Other: A Brief History of UCF's Rosen College of Hospitality Management", retrieved from [url=][/url]. Additional sources: [url=][/url]; [url=][/url]; and [url=][/url].


3 boxes (1.08 Linear Feet)

Language of Materials



The Rosen School of Hospitality Management began as a program within the College of Business Administration in 1983 and later became its own school in 2000, called the Rosen School of Hospitality Management. In 2004, it received a new building and later changed to Rosen College of Hospitality Management. This collection of records contains brochures, viewbooks, correspondence and visual materials such as photographs, slides and a scrapbook.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged in three series. Series I contains publications and is arranged chronologically. Series II contains administrative records and is arranged chronologically. Series III contains visual materials and is arranged chronologically starting with the most recent.

Method of Acquisition

Tim Bottorff transferred these materials to the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collection and University Archives in 2011 (CFU2011_12). Kelly Robinson transferred additional materials in 2014 (CFU2014_14).

Accruals and Additions

Collection Identifier: CFU2011_12; Additions: CFU2014_14

Related Materials

For more information on university archives, please see our website. Some publications that came with in the collection were cataloged online. They include Tourism Barometer ( and UCF Today ( For more information on Rosen Library visit their home page at ( For more information on Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies visit their homepage at ( and their digital collection at ( where you can find information regarding additional publications. A non-UCF publication titled "An economy that works: Job creating and America's future", by McKinsey & Company can be found here ([url=][/url]). It was included within the collection, but does not reference UCF or Rosen, so was therefore discarded.

Processing Information

Collection processed by and finding aid prepared by Stephanie Rodriguez in 2018. Staples and paperclips were removed from documents and replaced with plastic clips. All materials were placed into acid free folders and in acid free boxes. Oversized documents and newspaper articles were placed into flat folders and placed into the flatbox. Only three copies of publications were kept and all additional copies were recycled. Duplicates and some non-UCF related materials were discarded. The acquisition method field and the subjects were updated by Kryslynn Collazo in 2018, resulting in edition 2.


University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management Collection
Stephanie Rodriguez
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Repository Details

Part of the UCF University Archives Repository

Special Collections & University Archives
University of Central Florida Libraries
P.O. Box 162666
Orlando Florida 32816-2666 US
(407) 823-2576