TORONTO — It was announced on June 10 that Frederic Dimanche has been appointed director of the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (TRSHTM) at Toronto’s Ryerson University and will assume the post on July 1. Making the announcement was Dr. Steven Murphy, dean of the Ted Rogers School of Management. Dr. Dimanche replaces Dr. David Martin, who served as director for 10 years.
“We all look forward to having Dr. Dimanche join our faculty and the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management,” said Murphy in a letter sent to industry colleagues. He also thanked Dr. Martin “for his 10 years of tremendous leadership as the chair of TRSHTM” and added that “we are very happy that he will continue to teach and contribute to continued growth of TRSHTM in many invaluable ways.”
Dr. Dimanche comes to TRSHTM from the SKEMA Business School, in France, and completed his academic studies at the University of Oregon and the University of Poitiers, in France. In addition, he has extensive experience in undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. In 2001, SKEMA Business School hired Dr. Dimanche to lead the development of Master programs and research in the field of tourism management.
From 2008-09, Dr. Dimanche served as associate dean of the Faculty at SKEMA. He is the founding director of the Center for Tourism Management at the school and currently manages the Master program in international hospitality management that he launched four years ago.