ITHACA, NY—Richard W. Hurd has been named associate director of the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration.
Hurd will serve as a liaison between the School of Hotel Administration and the ILR School, creating opportunities for ILR faculty to get involved in the institute and facilitating partnerships with unions and other organizations that advocate for employees.
“With the expertise of the School of Hotel Administration and the ILR School, Cornell is uniquely positioned to modernize and improve hospitality labor relations. I am excited to welcome Professor Hurd to the CIHLER team,” stated David Sherwyn, academic director of CIHLER and the John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources at the School of Hotel Administration.
In addition to his new role as CIHLER associate director, Hurd is associate dean for external relations and professor of labor studies at the ILR School.