Lasallian Association of Tourism and Hospitality Education appoints Marie Paz Castro as President

A NETWORK of Lasallian institutions practicing and promoting the highest quality of tourism and hotel education, the Lasallian Association of Tourism and Hotel Education (LATHE), has appointed Marie Paz Castro, MBA, CHE, CGSP as president.

A seasoned educator and industry practitioner, the new president of LATHE is currently the dean of the School of Hospitality, Catering and Institutional Management (SHRIM) of De La Salle-College de Saint Benilde. She has previously held management positions within the Intercontinental (Holiday Inn), Dusit Thani and Shangri-La hotel group.

As president of the association, Castro aims to focus on three priority areas: collaboration, innovation, future direction and marketing. She expressed her concrete plans to explore new opportunities and partnerships that would benefit both educators and students.

“I hope to develop a better and brighter LATHE – a leading organization in tourism and hospitality education that remains strong despite constant evolution. [competitive landscape] and the growing challenges of our industry, ”she explained.

The association also welcomed Beberlee Desingano from De La Salle-Dasmariñas University as vice-president, Evangeline Necio from De La Salle-Lipa as secretary, Andrea Pangan from De La Salle-Araneta University as as treasurer and Ostein Gemotea of ​​the University of St. La Salle. as public relations manager.

Established in 2011, the team reviews study programs at Lasallian colleges and universities to exceed the standards set by the Higher Education Commission. The team leads faculty development initiatives, creative projects, in-depth research and active community programs to enable schools’ academic and support staff to provide the most relevant, up-to-date and knowledgeable service. Of the industry.

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