CentralCHRIE Federation Overview

Welcome to CentralCHRIE!

The Central Federation Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education’s mission is to advance knowledge in hospitality and tourism. CentralCHRIE is one of the six Federations of International CHRIE and serves the hospitality and tourism education and research programs in the Central USA comprised of 14 of the 50 states in the USA: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

CentralCHRIE redefines "Central"

The goal of CentralCHRIE is to foster the advancement of teaching, learning, research, and practice in the fields of hospitality and tourism; to encourage the assessment and enhancement of quality hospitality and tourism education; and to extend knowledge pertaining to hospitality and tourism education. At CentralCHRIE we constantly plan and coordinate professional development activities for our federation members. 

In 2019, CentralCHRIE conducted a survey with over 125 faculty members to identify various interests and topics in education and professional development and as a result, the webinar series called “Zoom-in” was started. Our dedicated board members are here to serve and with the constant feedback and encouragement from our membership we keep the ball rolling. At CentralCHRIE, the “Central” focus is absolutely our members.


Gold Premium Members

                                                        Florida Atlantic Univ                          FL Gulf Coast Univ                     FL International University                                                                                                                                                            Temple Univ                                                                  Univ of North Texas                Washington State Univ