PULLMAN, Wash. – A new agreement between Washington State University and Lake Tahoe Community College will grant LTCC transfer students access to WSU’s Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management program, offered online or through WSU courses at the LTCC campus, providing more flexibility for busy students.

“At WSU Global Campus, it’s our goal to make high quality education available to as many students as possible, regardless of where they are located in the world,” said Dave Cillay, WSU’s vice president of academic outreach and innovation. “We’re very happy to enter this agreement with LTCC and make our Global Campus programs even more accessible for their students. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to support these students as they continue to pursue their academic goals.”

Under the agreement, WSU will provide LTCC students with an advising guideline leading to the hospitality business management degree, showing students options for institutional services and curriculum and enabling them to maximize their community college coursework and credits.

The program will launch in fall 2019 from LTCC’s Lisa Maloff University Center (LMUC), located on LTCC’s campus on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. The program will begin with HBM 381: Hospitality Leadership and Organizational Behavior, which will be available at the LMUC via livestream. The class will run from Oct. 14 through Dec. 8, 2019.

“The hospitality industry is one of the largest in the world, with a diversity of rewarding careers,” said Nancy Swanger, WSU Carson College of Business associate dean and director of the School of Hospitality Business Management. “Creating a new degree pathway for LTCC students will help accommodate the educational needs and aspirations of future hospitality professionals in that region with a solid business foundation, preparing them for leadership roles in the many sectors of hospitality.”

“The launch of a hospitality business management degree program through Washington State University is a game-changer for our community,” said Brad Deeds, LTCC dean of workforce development and instruction. “There are over 6,000 hospitality jobs on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore alone. This top-ranked bachelor’s degree program through WSU will enable us to grow our own workforce and help Tahoe residents get high-paying jobs in the Basin’s number one industry.”

Registration deadlines and transfer information

Degree-seeking students must apply to WSU by July 19 and provide transcripts to WSU by Aug. 2. Non-degree seeking students must apply to WSU by Aug. 19 and are not required to provide transcripts. To apply, visit the WSU admissions website.

LTCC graduates earning an Associate in Science degree in Business Administration may transfer to WSU and fulfill the lower division WSU University Common Requirements. Those who transfer to WSU without a completed associate degree will have their courses evaluated on a course-by-course basis, based on the established transfer equivalencies available on the WSU Admissions website.

More information about WSU’s online hospitality business management degree is available on the Global Campus website.

Media contact:

  • Jeff Willadsen, public relations and communications coordinator, WSU Global Campus, 509-335-9809, jeffry.willadsen@wsu.edu
  • Nancy Swanger, director, WSU School of Hospitality Business Management, 509-335-2443,swanger@wsu.edu
  • Sue McMurray, assistant director of communications, WSU Carson College of Business, 509-335-7578, sue.mcmurray@wsu.edu