During the early 2000s, several University of Nevada, Las Vegas professors and hospitality professionals perceived the need for a professional school dedicated to training students for careers in hospitality-related fields. The school’s niche would be to make every student’s experience at the school current and practical. All knowledge must be applicable and relevant to helping a student pursue a career in the hospitality industry.
Key to a foundation of practical learning, the school’s teaching staff would primarily come from the industry. No instructor would stand in front of the classroom not having active industry experience.
In 2005, The International School of Hospitality opened with its mission focus and today continues to draw students worldwide to its campus and to its online programs.
TISOH’s roots can be traced back to when Ellis Norman MBA CHE, founded Hospitality Experts Consortium LLC (HEC). HEC was and still is a consulting company that assist hospitality school professors from across the country find consulting and expert witness work. Many of HEC’s original consortium members still teach or are guest speakers for TISOH today.