Department of Recreation, Hospitality, & Parks Management

Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategic Plan

Mission Statement

We educate society-ready graduates prepared to serve and lead in their diverse communities in the fields of recreation, hospitality, and parks management.

Vision Statement

Maintain/Cultivate/Create our distinctive educational role in Northern California through robust undergraduate and graduate curricula with diverse faculty expertise and program offerings.


  • Quality of life
  • Community
  • Civic Engagement
  • Sustainability
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Critical Thinking & Learning
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Lifelong Learning

Strategic Plan

Department Strategic Goals

We will:

  • Continue to develop high-quality learning environments
  • Continue to invest in faculty and staff development
  • Introduce students to ways in which technology is used within their specific disciplines
  • Establish and maintain partnerships and alliances within California, especially in the North State
  • Generate external and internal funding opportunities to support faculty and students
  • Create environmentally literate citizens who embrace economic, social and environmental sustainability
  • Encourage student civic engagement in their communities
  • Engage diverse communities in our classrooms, research, and experiential learning opportunities

Expected Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the DRHPM core curriculum shall be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the scope of the profession along with professional practices of that profession
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the a) historical, b) scientific, and c) philosophical foundations of these professions
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply techniques and processes relevant to the profession
  • Demonstrate the ability to design and implement recreation and related experiences Demonstrate the ability to facilitate experiences for diverse clientele, settings, cultures, and contexts
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate service offerings, using evaluation data to improve the quality of offerings
  • Demonstrate knowledge of management/administration history and ethics
  • Demonstrate knowledge of managing personnel
  • Demonstrate knowledge of in marketing
  • Apply basic concepts and techniques related to budget and financial documents
  • Apply basic concepts and techniques related to strategic planning