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DEAI Panel: Rebecca Griffin, Hospitality Department Chair/Faculty at Monroe Community College, to Speak at 2023 NYSTIA Annual Meeting

Aug 28, 2023

Rebecca Griffin, Hospitality Department Chair/Faculty at Monroe Community College - Hospitality, will speak on the DEAI In Action: From First Steps to Results panel on Thursday, September 14th at the 2023 NYSTIA Annual Meeting. In particular, Rebecca will speak on her involvement in Visit Rochester's I.D.E.A. committee, and the partnerships with DEAI industry stakeholders to implement Hospitality industry training.

Hospitality professionals are the first point of contact for visitors and have the opportunity to create a welcoming and inclusive experience for all visitors!

Why You Should Attend This Session:

  • Learn where to start with your DEAI initiatives
  • Learn about the current DEAI strategies that are being implemented in the Rochester area
  • Understand the importance of creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all

Key Takeaways:

  • Develop strategies for creating a welcoming environment for all
  • Learn about engaging participants in DEIA training

Register for the 2023 NYSTIA Annual Meeting!

About Rebecca:

Rebecca Griffin (she/her) is a Department Chair and Faculty member for the Hospitality and Culinary programs at Monroe Community College. Rebecca teaches Hospitality, and culinary courses at the college and has a passion for all things Hospitality, and creating a welcoming environment.

Rebecca is the IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility) committee chair with Visit Rochester’s Visitor Industry Council. Rebecca works with committee members to plan professional development opportunities on inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility topics for all of Visit Rochester’s 400+ member businesses. Rebecca recently worked with Visit Rochester to launch an IDEA eLearning for businesses to access/complete on their own time.

Rebecca has a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts from Paul Smith’s College, an MBA from St. John Fisher University and is working towards an Ed.D in Higher Education Administration from the Warner School at the University of Rochester.

Rebecca Griffin
Hospitality Department Chair/Faculty
Monroe Community College - Hospitality
585 - 292 - 2579

About Monroe Community College - Hospitality

The Hospitality Management Department at Monroe Community College includes certificates or degrees in Culinary Arts, Travel & Tourism, Hospitality, and concentrations in Hotel, Event Planning and Restaurant Management.

MCC's hospitality management programs prepare you for a wide variety of career opportunities. You'll get classroom instruction and hands-on experience in a broad base of industry-specific skills, including technology, communications, customer relations, and creative problem-solving.  The program offers internship opportunities within all areas of the industry, and on-location courses in Italy.  MCC has transfer agreements with related bachelor's degree programs at Niagara University, Buffalo State, SUNY Delhi, and RIT.