• JWU Names Jennifer Adams Galipeau ’88, ’92 MS, Ed.D Dean of the College of Hospitality Management

    Galipeau has served as Interim Dean since 2021

    Johnson & Wales University is pleased to announce that Jennifer Adams Galipeau ’88, ’92 MS, Ed.D. has been named the Dean of the College of Hospitality Management (COHM), effective immediately. Dean Galipeau will also continue to serve as associate provost.
    An alumna of Johnson & Wales University, Galipeau began her professional career at JWU as the director of hotel internship before joining the COHM faculty in 1993. She served as a faculty member teaching in both Food & Beverage Management and the Sports, Entertainment & Event Management (SEEM) departments until 2013, when she was appointed as the university’s first director of outcome assessment. In the intervening years, Galipeau was promoted to Assistant Provost and then Associate Provost of Academic Affairs. In 2021, Galipeau became interim dean of the College of Hospitality Management.
    “Dean Galipeau is the right individual to lead the college at this time, given her deep understanding of JWU’s organizational culture, values, strategic goals and her strong connections with industry,” said Provost Richard Wiscott, Ph.D. “Jenn’s proven track record of success as interim dean of COHM, familiarity with our operations, her unwavering commitment to student success and established relationships within the JWU community uniquely position her to lead the college forward.”
    About College of Hospitality Management 
    Since its establishment in 1972, The College of Hospitality Management has been creating innovative hospitality leaders. During its 52 years, the college has provided an exceptional education that inspires professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. Its graduates hold prominent positions in operations, management, sales and marketing for many of the nation’s finest hotels, resorts, restaurants, conference centers, visitor attractions and sports/recreational facilities.
    About JWU
    Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 8,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its campuses in Providence, Rhode Island and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, business, engineering, food innovation, hospitality, nutrition, health, and wellness. It also offers undergraduate programs in culinary arts, dietetics, and design. JWU’s unique model provides students with personalized attention, academic expertise and industry connections that inspire professional success and personal growth. The time students spend at JWU is nothing short of transformative, as demonstrated by career outcomes, expected earnings and economic mobility rankings. The university’s impact is global, with alumni in 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu.


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