Hospitality management professor of practice joins K-State Olathe
Monday, July 25, 2016
By Greg Tammen
OLATHE — Jim Storey is joining Kansas State University Olathe as a professor of practice in hospitality management, effective July 18.
In the position, Storey will instruct hospitality management courses as well as coordinate resources and expertise between Kansas State University's hospitality management department, K-State Olathe and Johnson County Community College. He will oversee the metropolitan initiatives for Kansas State University's hospitality management degree, which is an effort that involves establishing a 2 + 2 hospitality management program with Johnson County Community College.
Additional duties include student recruitment and establishing relationships with the hospitality industry.
Storey has more than 25 years of industry experience, in which he has held numerous leadership positions. Some of these experience include as the general manager for Nantucket Island Resorts for 10 years, the owner and manager of Jimmy's Restaurant in Delray Beach, Florida; and the general manager of Bluebeard's Castle and Beach Resorts in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
"It is a very exciting time for Kansas State University's hospitality management program and I am thrilled to be part of the team that will introduce new hospitality educational opportunities to the Kansas City metro area," Storey said. "We look forward to forging complimentary and productive alliances with the academic institutions in the area as well as connecting with the vast hospitality industry presence that exists in the local market."
Storey was named to the professor of practice position following a national search.
He is a member of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education, Cornell Hotel Society, New York Road Runners Club and United States Triathlon Association; a Certified Hotel Administrator with the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute; and previously served on the board of directors for the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce.
Storey earned a bachelor's degree from Bridgewater State College and a master's degree from West Virginia University. He also received executive education from Harvard University, Babson College and Cornell University.