eCornell Joins with Center for Hospitality Research to Offer Online Executive Education Opportunity

Ithaca, NY, March 10, 2009 – Thousands of employees at some of the world’s foremost hospitality-related companies will gain preferred access to the online courses offered by eCornell, through a groundbreaking arrangement with Cornell’s Center for Hospitality Research, eCornell, and the Office of Executive Education at the School of Hotel Administration. eCornell, which is a subsidiary of Cornell University, will become a full partner with the center in offering this opportunity.

“We continue to seek innovative and helpful methods to share research-based information with the industry, and to help industry practitioners improve their knowledge and skills,” said Jennifer Macera, associate director of the Center for Hospitality Research. “This is especially important in the current economic environment.”

“eCornell is excited to be working with the Center for Hospitality Research in this new type of partnership,” added Chris Proulx, Chief Executive Officer of eCornell. “eCornell has been working extensively with the hospitality industry since 2002 and we are pleased to provide this additional opportunity for industry employees.”