Many years ago Bob Dylan sang that The times they are a-changing! That mindset is as true today as it was when Dylan's song was released in January 1964. Moreover, technology has increased the pace of change. Through these changes the Purdue's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) has remained at the forefront of hospitality education. Our mission includes preparing future leaders for the many challenges they will encounter. Experiential, theoretical and analytical study drive the curriculum; these components are required to prepare graduates to be successful in the wide and rapidly changing hospitality and tourism industry. Our job also includes helping students understand the whole, and how the processes and procedures support it. Understanding systems and processes gives HTM graduates a leg up and ultimately prepares them for the many challenges that lie ahead.