Amanda M. Kulaw, Academic Services Administrator
College of Hospitality & Technology Leadership
School of Hotel & Restaurant Management
& Information Technology Programs
Office: A315 in Suite A313
Mailpoint: SMC A319
Amanda is the Program Coordinator for the School of Hotel & Restaurant Management at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus. She helped start the hospitality program back in January 2003 with the former Dean of the School, Jay R. Schrock. She has over 14 years of work experience holding various Managerial and Director positions within the hospitality industry and the corporate environment. She started her hospitality career in banquet catering and corporate meeting/event planning. Prior to USF, she worked as a Catering & Conference Sales Manager for Holiday Inn Hotels, a Field Director with a convention marketing research company, and a Dining Room Manager for a national restaurant chain in Miami and Sarasota, FL. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University in Miami, FL as well as a Degree in Business-Food Marketing from The State University of New York at Alfred. In May of 2009, she received a certificate in Meeting & Event Planning from USF Tampa and is currently pursuing her Master of Science Degree in Hospitality Management at the University of South Florida. She actively serves on several committees at USF and started the Hospitality Society (HS) with hospitality students in 2009. She has been nominated for USF's outstanding employee award in 2004, 2005, and 2007, and was named employee of the year for 2010-2011 at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Her hospitality experience and educational background fits well with managing, promoting & developing the program, as well as working with students and the hospitality community.