Noteworthy: Kate Walsh named dean of the Nolan School

By: Katelyn Godoy

Kate Walsh, MPS ’90, has been named the new dean of the Nolan School of Hotel Administration. Walsh has been serving as the interim dean of the Nolan School since July 1, 2016. During her time as interim dean, she has expanded and strengthened the school’s internal and external relations initiatives, including significant industry connections. Her four-year appointment was approved on June 15 by the executive committee of the Cornell University Board of Trustees.

Three key takeaways

The announcement of Walsh’s appointment is historic for a number of reasons. In addition to her exceptional leadership, Walsh is:
• The first female dean of the Hotel School
• The second alumnus to lead the school
• The seventh dean of the Nolan School of Hotel Administration

Read the full feature story in the Cornell Chronicle.