Focus on Accomplishments logoProfessor Rey C. Wojdat, chairman of SUNY Broome’s Hospitality Programs Department, has achieved the internationally recognized designation of Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI).

Candidates for the certification must first submit their curriculum vitae and employment verification to the AHLEI, forming the basis of eligibility determination adjudicated by a professional panel. A lengthy, proctored exam follows several days of intensive instruction on post-secondary educational syllabus construction and higher education course assessment in adherence to the six learning levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, adult learning theory, interactive teaching methodologies, content presentation methods, and classroom evaluation techniques.

Workshop training was conducted at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. Certification is based on a candidate’s mastery of pre-workshop self-study materials and required assignments, participation in workshop discussions and role plays, and results of the comprehensive written final exam. A lapel pin indicating the designation is awarded to successful candidates.

Congratulations, Professor Wojdat!