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  • Ernest P. Boger II, DMgt.


    Chairman and Associate Professor

     Hospitality and Tourism Management Department

    School of Business & Technology

    University of Maryland  Eastern Shore, Princess Anne Maryland, 21853


    Dr. Ernest P. Boger, II, a native of Tampa, Florida, is the University of South Florida’s first Black graduate.  He earned the MBA from the University of North Texas, received Doctoral credits in – International Management from Nova Southeastern University and earned the Doctor of Management (DMgt.) as a Sodexho USA Corporate University fellow, via the Canadian School of Management-Revans University and International Management Centres Association (IMCA), of Buckingham, England. Over the past 30 years, he has held various operational and academic positions in the hospitality industry.  These include, founding Director, Hospitality Management Degree Program, Wiley College, Marshall, Texas ; Executive Director of the Resort Hotel Casa Monte, Kingston, Jamaica; and Senior Lecturer, Tourism Marketing Management, University of the West Indies, Nassau, Bahamas.  In 1984, he earned Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) status, and then Certified as a Hospitality Educator (CHE) in 1994, both by the American Hotel & Lodging Association.  Certification as a Foodservice Management Professional (FMP) was received in 1991.  Dr. Boger is CEO of the consulting company, VIP Hosts Internationale, Inc. and is Associate Professor in Hospitality Management with (IMCA)-Revans University, serving as Advisor to the Caribbean  Doctoral Set.

    He is widely published on Hospitality Education, Marketing, and Tourism, including an anthology (1975-2004), “Selected Readings in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration.”

    He travels extensively while pursuing a variety of consulting, professional enrichment, and industry/academic liaison activities.  He is a past International Director, Secretary and Treasurer of the Council on Hotel, Restaurant, Institutional Education (CHRIE) & represented CHRIE on the National Restaurant Association’s Board of Directors.  Other professional distinctions include:  AH&LA-EI (American Hotel & Lodging Association-Education Institute) Certification Commission; AH&LA Diversity Task Force; Founding Director- National Association of Black Hospitality Professionals (NABHP), Member- National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP).  His column on Hospitality Professionalism appears periodically in Black Meetings and Tourism. He was appointed by the Governor of Florida to the Citizens Advisory Committee on Coastal Resource Management.  He is a Founding Board member of the Multicultural Food Service & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) .1988 concluded four years with the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration (HRTA) faculty of the University of South Carolina. There he presented Marketing and Current Issues courses, plus held special responsibility for Faculty international consultancy development.

    Dr. Boger was named Head of the Department of Hospitality Management in the School of Business at Bethune-Cookman College in 1989.  The position was endowed by the Walt Disney Company. A highlight of his tenure at Bethune-Cookman College is 1993 Program Accreditation by the Accreditation Commission on Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) and construction of a $5mm dedicated Hospitality/Business Administration Training facility.

    Dr. Boger’s leadership role with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore commenced with the fall 2006 term.

    For the past five consecutive years, he has been named “One of the most influential African/Americans in Travel/Tourism.” By Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine. The National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners bestowed its “Pioneer” award upon him in 1996.

    In 2002 he was presented with the “Steve Fletcher Achievement Award”, It is the second highest award established by International CHRIE.


    At its April 2000 annual convention, the AH&LA conferred the “Lamp of Knowledge” award for his dedication to hospitality education excellence. The Florida Hotel & Motel Association selected him as its 2003 “Paul Brown” award winner for similar services to the Sate of Florida.

    Additionally, Professor Boger has served the local community as Vice-President of the Daytona Bach Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, a founding member of the Beach Advisory Board, At large Board member of the Hotel & Motel Association of Volusia County, Board Member Sister Cities and Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC) and Past Chairman of the Board, Center for International Business Education (CIBE) at Daytona Beach Community College. Continuing the pattern, he became a founding Board member of Sister Cities of Greater Salisbury, Maryland in 2006.

    He served with distinction as a military officer during the Vietnam era.  Dr. Boger is a Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian and is married to the former Carmel Brown of Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies.

    Contact: or (410)651-6567