We are honor to have an outstanding Advisory Board composed of prestigious leaders within the Hospitality Industry:
Jaime LÃ³pez DÃaz, Puerto Rico Convention District Authority (President)
Gadiel LebrÃ³n, ASORE (Vice President)
Luis Miranda MarÃn,
Puerto Rico Tourism Company (Ex Oficio)
Neil Mullanaphy, Puerto Rico Convention Bureau (Ex Oficio)
Clarissa Jimenez, Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association (Ex Oficio)
Dr. JosÃ© Santana, Empresas Santana
Danny Williams, Wyndham Rio Mar
Augusto Shriner, Consultant
Carl Kortum, Casino del Sol
Edward Feliciano - Chair - KCS Cleaning Services
Eric Ruiz, Courtyard Marriott Aguadilla
Rayma Ferrer, Condado Plaza
Mickey Espada, Consultant
We would also like to take this opportunity to share with you Universidad del Este's recent accomplishments regarding the JosÃ© A. (Tony) Santana International School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts with the Partners for Excellence in Hospitality Education Capital Campaign.
August 2006 - Obtained a $50,000 donation from William and Alice Marriott Foundation, geared towards the Permanent Scholarship Fund.
March 2005 - Obtained the International Royal Crown Award, from the Business Initiative Directions in London, England.
January 2004 - Obtained the International Quality Star Award, from the Business Initiative Directions in Madrid, Spain.
Obtained a $20,000 donation from Hilton International, geared towards the Caribe Hilton San Juan Permanent Scholarship Fund.
Started an Annual Fund effort selling twenty-three chairs, out of fifty of the Demonstration Kitchen at the JosÃ© A. (Tony) Santana International School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, collecting $23,000, which will support scholarships, internships and Faculty Education.
February 2004- Obtain a $100,000 commitment from Empresas Santana to establish the JosÃ© A. "Tony"Santana Permanent Scholarship Fund for Hotel Management and Tourism students.
March 2004 - Sign a partnership agreement with the BacardÃ Corporation for a donation of $60,000 to sponsor the first Naming Opportunity, of our Fundraising effort: BacardÃ Corporation Bartending Laboratory at the JosÃ© A. (Tony) Santana International School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts.
Received the first payment $10,000 of $50,000 from the Intercontinental San Juan Permanent Scholarship Fund, for Hotel Management and Tourism Students.
Sign agreements with the Puerto Rico Hotel Tourism Association and the Tourism Company for educational trainings for the industry.
April 2004 - Sign an agreement with the San Ignacio de Loyola University in Peru, for Faculty and student exchange.
May 2004 - Three JosÃ© A. (Tony) Santana International School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts Faculty Members were chosen as part of the Culinary Team of Puerto Rico and will represent the Island locally and internationally.