Godwin-Charles Ogbeide is the new director of the White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in College of Business at Purdue University Northwest.
“Following an extensive national search, Dr. Ogbeide was the natural choice to lead the White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management,” said Lawrence Hamer, dean of the college of business. “His extensive background in hospitality and nutrition, as well as extensive academic credentials will serve Purdue Northwest well.”
Ogbeide previously served as an associate professor and director of strategy and hospitality and founding director of the Events and Tourism Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
Ogbeide also was an associate professor of human nutrition and hospitality innovation management at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in food science and human nutrition with an emphasis in hotel and restaurant management.
Ogbeide received his doctorate in ag education leadership with an emphasis in hospitality administration and leadership development from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He also has more than 30 years experience in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Ogbeide is vice president and immediate past president of the Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education, a nonprofit association working to promote global education, research, service and business in the hospitality and tourism industry.