Cornell School of Hotel Administration Announces Wall Street Journal as New Corporate Affiliate

Jul 23, 2010

The Wall Street Journal, one of the world's leading business publications, has joined the Corporate Membership Program at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA) at the president level. The company will provide financial support for the school’s research activities and key industry events through 2013. 

“We are excited to be partnering with the Wall Street Journal,” said Joe Strodel, Jr., director of corporate and foundation affairs at SHA. “Cornell and the Wall Street Journal are globally recognized brands, and we look forward to this dynamic collaboration.”

“The Cornell School of Hotel Administration is where the future leaders in the hospitality industry are developed,” said Brian Miller, executive director of education and amenity sales at the Wall Street Journal.  “Cornell’s alumni, students, and faculty help shape the industry, and the Wall Street Journal is proud to be part of the Corporate Membership Program.” 

Under the agreement, the Wall Street Journal will become a friend of the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR), supporting studies by CHR Research Fellows and student researchers. The company will also be a sponsor of the Cornell Icon of the Industry Awards Dinner, a gala event that honors outstanding hospitality industry leaders and raises funds for SHA scholarships and programs, as well as sponsor two editions of the Dean’s Leadership Series, a forum where academic and industry leaders address the pressing hospitality industry issues of the day.

The Wall Street Journal has more than two million subscribers and is the largest U.S. newspaper by total paid circulation. The Wall Street Journal franchise, with a global audience of 3.6 million, also includes the Wall Street Journal Asia, the Wall Street Journal Europe, and the Wall Street Journal Online at WSJ.com, the leading provider of business and financial news and analysis on the web with more than one million subscribers and 21 million visitors per month.  WSJ.com is the flagship site of the Wall Street Journal Digital Network, which also includes MarketWatch.com, Barrons.com, AllThingsD.com, and SmartMoney.com. The Wall Street Journal Radio Network provides news and information to more than 395 radio stations in the U.S. The Journal holds 33 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism, and, in 2010, was ranked number one in BtoB's Media Power 50 for the 11th consecutive year.