captureToday, we sent a letter to Dr. Nicholas P. Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost of Pennsylvania State University, to ask for his help in better understanding Penn State School of Hospitality Management’s (SHM) relationship with the hotel industry and the origins of this university-corporate partnership.

Penn State Letter


To read the full letter, click on the image or HERE.

Penn State asserts an institutional commitment to openness and transparency. With this in mind, we hope the University will be forthcoming about its close partnership with the hotel industry and hotel industry lobbyists.


Evlondo Cooper is a senior fellow with Checks and Balances Project, a national watchdog blog that seeks to hold government officials, lobbyists, and corporate management accountable to the public. Funding for C&BP comes from sustainable economy philanthropies and donors.