The University of The Bahamas (UB) held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Re-establishment of the College of Tourism, Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Leisure Management (The CALM) on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at the Oakes Field Campus. UB President Dr. Rodney Smith cut the ribbon along with Acting Director General of Tourism Latia Duncombe to officially declare the college open. Dr. Smith announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of South Carolina, Beaufort, which is in the top ten of tourism and hospitality studies in the United States.
A student exchange is a part of the agreement according to University of South Carolina, Beaufort, Chancellor Dr. Al M. Panu. Pictured at ribbon-cutting ceremony, from left, are: Dr. Al Panu; Dr. Rodney Smith; Mrs. Latia Duncombe; Chair of the UB Board of Trustees Allyson Maynard-Gibson; and Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association President Robert Sands.