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The Collins College Of Hospitality Management

Richard Frank Distinguished Lectureship

The 2015 installment of the Richard N. Frank Distinguished Lectureship Series will took place on Thursday, May 28, 2015.


Wing Lam
Co-Founder, Wahoo's Fish Tacos

Wing Lam is the face of the surf-inspired taco chain, with 65 restaurants in seven states. Read more about him and his humble beginnings in the LA Times


The Richard N. Frank Distinguished Lectureship Series was established in 1988 to enable respected industry professionals to spend a few days to several weeks teaching, lecturing, and interacting with students, faculty, and other professionals interested in the goals of The Collins College of Hospitality Management at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

The objective of the Frank Lectureship Series is to augment the classroom experience of students within the College with close interaction with leaders from the hospitality industry and other related disciplines. This not only provides invaluable exposure for Cal Poly Pomona's hospitality management students, but also enables leaders from industry to improve the quality of, and assist in educating, new managers for the industry.

Richard N. Frank is a long-standing advocate and supporter of The Collins School. "Having been associated with the restaurant business in one form or another since childhood, it is quite natural that I should be vitally interested in the continuing development of future food service managers and executives," noted Mr. Frank when he generously donated a major grant to establish an endowment creating The Richard N. Frank Distinguished Lectureship Series.