Students Earn Coveted CHIA Designation
December 15, 2016

This fall, Clinical Assistant Professor Sean Hennessey led a two-day workshop to prepare students for the Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics exam. The CHIA designation, awarded by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, is recognized throughout the hospitality industry as the only hotel-related certification for industry professionals focused on analytics. It provides recognition of thorough knowledge of the foundational metrics, definitions, formulas, and methodologies used by the hotel industry.

The students earning the CHIA designation were Steven Alvarez, Aliona Bugaeva, David Chang, Zhaoyu Deng, Han Fu, Chunxi Gong, Yukon Gu, Che Huang, Jeffrey Liao, Arian Lu, Tianjian Wang, Hartanto Yuwo, Jialin Zeng, and Xuenie Zhang.

Congratulations to all students who earned the certification!

Additional CHIA certification for degree students will be conducted during the Spring 2017 semester. For more information about the designation or upcoming training, please contact Professor Hennessey.