Robert A. and Jan M. Beck Center
The Robert A. and Jan M. Beck Center honors former SHA dean, Robert A. Beck. Beck was SHA dean from 1961 to 1981. In 2004, the addition to Statler Hall was dedicated to Beck and his late wife. The addition includes a lecture hall, two case study rooms, an expanded computer center, a three-story “curtain of glass,” and study/meeting rooms.
Dean Meek’s Tree
Howard B. Meek was the first dean of SHA. In 1948, when Statler Hall was constructed, Dean Meek saved a white oak tree that was set for removal. The tree was in the way of the building plans. Thanks to Dean Meek, the plans were altered instead. In 1986 when Statler Hall was renovated, Dean Meek’s Tree was incorporated into the design. In 1990, Dean Meek’s Tree was added to the Department of Environmental Conservation’s list of historical trees. Dean Meek’s Tree can still be seen on the SHA campus.
The Nestlé Library in Statler Hall features one of the world’s largest collections of research material in hospitality and real estate. Library staff are experts in their field and can assist students as they gather resources to guide them through coursework. In addition to personalized in-person or email research guidance librarians have also curated research guides on popular topics.