Hospitality Management and Leadership Expert, Dr. Cydna Bougae, Joins NYU-SCPS Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management as Clinical Assistant Professor


NEW YORK, August 27, 2013 – The NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management has appointed Dr. Cydna Bougae as a clinical assistant professor. Bougae will be teaching a range of courses in the areas of leadership and organizational behavior; hospitality management; and food, beverage, and catering operations in the School’s B.S. in Hotel and Tourism Management and M.S. in Hospitality Industry Studies programs.

Before joining NYU, Bougae was a visiting professor in the Department of Management at Montclair State University, where she taught hospitality courses including club management, food and beverage management, entrepreneurship and organizational topics.

“We are pleased to welcome Cydna to NYU’s Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management,” said Tisch Center Divisional Dean Bjorn Hanson. “Her extensive experience in the hospitality industry, human resources, and organizational development will be a valuable addition to our program. Cydna will be an important member of our team, and we are thrilled to have her join us.”

Bougae’s industry leadership experience includes being the senior vice president of Professional Development for the Club Managers Association of America, a global professional association for managers of private membership clubs. Prior to that, she was a director of Human Resources for ClubCorp, a multinational company comprised of private golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, alumni clubs, and resorts. She also worked for several national restaurant companies in general management and owned and operated two independent restaurant and nightclub concepts.

“I am pleased to join the NYU-SCPS Tisch Center and look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues and students at this exceptional institution,” said Bougae.

Bougae earned an M.S. in Human Resource Development from Georgia State University and a Ph.D. in Training and Performance Improvement from Capella University. She also completed a B.S. in Hospitality Management from Florida State University.

About the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management
Founded in 1995, the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies was established in response to the growing need for hospitality and tourism undergraduate and graduate education. In 1999, the Tisch Center identified the increasing interest and need for sports business education and added programs on accordingly.

Hospitality, sports, and tourism are major global economic sectors, and the Tisch Center serves these growing and evolving industries by offering relevant, cutting-edge curricula that attracts bright, motivated students who seek to become leaders in their fields. Through undergraduate degrees in hotel and tourism management and in sports management, graduate degrees and certificates in hospitality industry studies, sports business, and tourism management, a plethora of noncredit programs, and the Center’s world-renowned conferences, the Tisch Center provides students with the tools to enable them to manage change, to communicate, to thrive in complex work environments, and to advance the businesses of hospitality, tourism, and sports. For more information, visit

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies ( is one of NYU's several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School's diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.

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