(From left to right) Breaking ground on the new facility in downtown Sandusky are Ohio Rep. Steve Arndt (R., Port Clinton); Ohio Sen. Theresa Gavarone (R., Bowling Green); Andy Kurtz, BGSU Firelands dean; Sue Houston, BGSU chief of staff/VP for partnerships; Joe Whitehead, BGSU provost/Sr. VP for academic affairs; Dan Keller, BGSU Board of Trustees chair; Randy Gardner, Ohio Department of Higher Education chancellor; Duff Milkie, Cedar Fair executive VP/general counsel; and Rodney Rogers, BGSU president.
BGSU, Cedar Fair partner for new degree opportunity
Bowling Green State University and Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. have announced a partnership that will result in a new degree-completion program in resort and attraction management (RAAM) offered by the University beginning in fall 2020.
The program, which prepares students for a multibillion-dollar industry sector in which Cedar Fair is widely recognized as a leader, will be taught and led by BGSU faculty. The final two years of classes will be taught in downtown Sandusky at the 78,030-square-foot multipurpose facility developed by Cedar Fair. Now under construction, the facility will house classrooms, common spaces and apartment-style housing for students.
Coursework will focus in several areas, including revenue management, supply chain management, managing public safety and operations planning. There also will be required co-ops at Cedar Fair’s 11 parks across North America.