Glion Institute of Higher Education names Judy Hou Chancellor

Hou to lead Swiss and UK campuses


New Delhi, March 14th, 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 Director General/CEO to manage Glion-branded institutions in Switzerland and the United Kingdom, effective from 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.

Houis 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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About Glion Institute of Higher Education:

Glion Institute of Higher Education is a private Swiss institute that offers undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programmes. Glion is accredited at the university level by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. ( through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, and offers programmes in the fields of hospitality, tourism, events, sports and entertainment management. The campus-based student body comprises more than 1,600 students representing more than 90 nationalities. There are 85 faculty members including full- and part-time equivalent lecturers as well as visiting lecturers. For more information, please visit Glion is part of Laureate Hospitality Education,a leading hospitality management education group (

About Laureate International Universities:

Laureate International Universities is a trusted global leader in providing access to high-quality, innovative institutions of higher education. The Laureate International Universities network includes more than 75 accredited campus-based and online universities. Our more than 800,000 students are part of an academic community that spans 30 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Laureate universities offer hundreds of undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs in fields including architecture, art, business, culinary arts, design, education, engineering, health sciences, hospitality management, information technology, law and medicine. President William J. Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, serves as The Honorary Chancellor of the Laureate International Universities network, offering advice on social responsibility, youth leadership and increasing access to higher education. For more information, visit

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