From left, Purdue President Mitch Daniels, Liam Brown, group president, U.S. and Canada, Marriott Internatioal, and Bruce White watch has Purdue trustees chair Mike Berghoff unveils the naming. (Purdue University photo/John Underwood)

White Lodging and Purdue University Enhance Relationship, Honor J.W. ‘Bill’ Marriott, Jr.

The Purdue University Board of Trustees voted Friday (Oct. 1) to rename the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in honor of the longstanding financial and in-kind support of White Lodging. Effective immediately, Purdue’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management will officially be known as the White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

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