HAMMOND AND WESTVILLE - The Purdue University Northwest College of Business has announced Godwin-Charles Ogbeide as the next director of the White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Ogbeide previously served as an associate professor and director of strategy and hospitality and founding director of the Events and Tourism Institute at IUPUI.

“Following an extensive national search, Dr. Ogbeide was the natural choice to lead the White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. His extensive background in hospitality and nutrition, as well as extensive academic credentials will serve Purdue Northwest well,” said Lawrence Hamer, dean of the College of Business.

Ogbeide was also an associate professor of human nutrition and hospitality innovation management at the University of Arkansas and has an M.B.A. degree and over 30 years experience in hospitality and tourism. 

“The reputation of PNW’s White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is widely known. To have the opportunity to work with the dedicated faculty, staff and others at Purdue Northwest to continue this legacy is truly an honor and privilege,” said Ogbeide.