Glion Institute of Higher Education Names Judy Hou Chancellor

Judy Hou

Judy Hou

Hou to lead Swiss and UK campuses of top-ranked hospitality management institutions of higher education

Clarens, March 10th, 2014 — Glion Institute of Higher Education, one of the world’s top three

institutions of higher education for an international career in hospitality management, has

appointed Judy Hou as Directeur General/CEO to manage Glion-branded institutions in

Switzerland and the United Kingdom, effective January 2014. Prior to Glion, Hou was CEO of

Les Roches Jin Jiang Hotel Management College in Shanghai, China.

“This is an exciting time for Glion” said Michael Huckaby, CEO of Laureate Hospitality

Management and Culinary Arts. “We have a new campus in London, and a rapidly growing

international student population. Judy has the experience, skills, and strategic vision needed to

guide Glion and champion the success of our students.”

Judy formerly served as the director of human capital for Hotel ICON in Hong Kong. She also

was an adjunct professor for the School of Hotel & Tourism Management at the Hong Kong

Polytechnic University. During her tenure, Hou successfully developed the first fully integrated

commercial and teaching/research hotel owned by the university. Hou has held various key

management positions in luxury hotel companies, including learning and development manager

for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and served training manager for Park Hyatt Washington in

Washington, D.C.

Hou is on the editorial board of Hotel Business Review Journal and has authored several articles

in Hotel Executive and Hotel Management Asia, including “The Future of Hotel Marketing:

Social Media,” “Understanding & Profiting from Emotional Factors Behind Hotel Brand Loyalty,”

“Managing Gen Y: The Characteristic of Gen Y in the Hospitality Industry,” and “The Role of the

General Manager in the 21st Century.”

Hou earned her Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and her

master’s in Hospitality Administration from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne. She is working

towards her Doctor of Business Administration from Walden University. Glion is a member of

Laureate International Universities, a global network of more than 75 accredited campus-based

and online institutions of higher education serving more than 800,000 students in 30 countries.

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