Peter Straube is an Associate Professor in the Robert P. Stiller School of Business and Program Director for the Event Management and Hotel/Restaurant Management majors. Before he began teaching at Champlain in 1989, Peter worked in the restaurant industry for over 17 years, including nine years in management positions spanning quick-casual restaurants, fine dining and resort management.
An honors graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Peter earned a bachelor's degree in Hotel/Hospitality Management from Johnson State and a master's degree in Administration and Management from St. Michael's College, graduating summa cum laude. His master's thesis focused on The Dynamics of Guest Loyalty, a subject that is still of particular interest to him. Peter also has extensive experience in event planning and coordination and is a Certified Meeting Professional, the foremost professional recognition of the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry.
During his time at Champlain College, his leadership roles have included President of the Faculty Senate, Chair of the NEASC Institutional Self-Study Committee, member of the College Strategic Planning Committee, member of the College Core Curriculum Steering Committee, Chair of the Curriculum Committee and a member of site inspection teams for our Dubai and Mumbai campuses.
When he has time for other pursuits, Peter especially enjoys hiking, kayaking, windsurfing, snowboarding, basketball, playing his guitars, cooking, brewing beer, and experimenting with food & wine flavor combinations. Being an experience-collector, Peter has gone on a tiger safari in India, fished for piranha in Brazil, hiked into remote mountain villages in Morocco, ridden the sand dunes of Dubai, prowled the night markets of Hong Kong, snorkeled the shores of several Caribbean islands and roamed a number of European countries.
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), the foremost professional recognition of the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry.