September 2008

At the Lodging Conference in Phoenix, Father Holtschneider announced plans to create a new School of Hospitality Leadership in the College of Commerce. Noting that Chicago is the nation's third-largest convention destination and a finalist for the 2016 Summer Olympics, he told industry leaders the city deserves a world-class hospitality school to train students for management roles. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation donated $7.5 million to DePaul to establish the new school scheduled to begin in fall 2009.​