Dean’s Welcome

Dean Kate Walsh

Welcome to the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration!

Since its founding in 1922, as the first School of its kind in the United States, the Cornell Nolan School has led the way in teaching the business of hospitality, whether in hospitality operations, real estate, food and beverage, data analytics and branding, finance, consulting or entrepreneurship. With our storied and prominent history, our world-class faculty, and our dedicated alumni – who also happen to be top industry leaders and game-changers – we are the premier school for hospitality education in the world and the only one that can call itself ivy-league.

Our students are drawn to our exceptional education for the hospitality, real estate and services industries. They come to Cornell and the Nolan School from all over the world to take part in a deeply rewarding and truly remarkable experience, one that taps into the honed expertise of our incredibly dedicated faculty, in partnership with the most powerful and supportive alumni network in the world. As members of our very close ‘Hotelie’ community, our students take advantage of all that Cornell has to offer and graduate ready to rise as the industry leaders of tomorrow.

As a Hotelie myself, I am so excited to be leading our premier school, one that is a part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. With our colleagues from the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and the Johnson Graduate School of Management, our college brings together the expertise in every domain of business. Exciting educational opportunities abound!

As we approach our School’s 100th anniversary, there has never been a more exciting time to be a part of the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration! We look forward to welcoming you to our Hotelie family, and as an aspiring leader and game-changer, opening up the world of possibilities for you.  Your future awaits!

I look forward to welcoming you to Statler Hall!

Dean Kate Walsh