About Us

The Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management (AESHM) offers the following majors and programs:

  • Apparel, merchandising, and design¬†
  • Event management
  • Hospitality management

Department of Apparel, Event, and Hospitality Management

AESHM Mission (approved May 10, 2016): We create, share, and apply knowledge to provide consumers with products, services, and experiences to enhance overall well-being.

AESHM Vision (approved May 10, 2016): AESHM will lead Iowa and the world in education, scholarship, and engagement to prepare innovative global citizens for the apparel, events, and hospitality fields.

AESHM Goals (approved May 10, 2016):

  1. Be internationally recognized as a pre-eminent student-centered department that produces socially responsible AESHM graduates who address the challenges of the 21st Century.
  2. Be internationally recognized as a high-impact research leader in the apparel, events, and hospitality management fields.
  3. Serve Iowa, the Nation, and the world in the apparel, events, and hospitality management fields by improving quality of life (environment; cultural & economic development; health & safety).
  4. Cultivate the AESHM experience to ensure an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Apparel, merchandising, and design

Mission: Provide integrated yet customized education and scholarship to optimize apparel and related products, services, and experiences.

Vision: Leadership in education, scholarship and engagement focusing on apparel and related products, services and experiences in a global context.

Hospitality management

Mission: Create, share, and apply knowledge to develop leaders for the hospitality industry.

Vision: Excellence in professional and leadership development, economic development, and food safety for the food service and lodging industries through education, research, and outreach.