UNH Professor Appointed to
International Franchise Association Board
Contact: Denise Hart
UNH Media Relations
October 15, 2003
DURHAM, N.H. -Udo A. Schlentrich, associate professor of hospitality
management and director of the William Rosenberg International Center
of Franchising at the University of New Hampshire's Whittemore School
of Business and Economics, was recently appointed to the board and
research council of the International Franchise Association's Educational
Schlentrich began teaching at UNH in 1999 following a number of
senior corporate positions in the development and management of
international hospitality projects with Hilton International, Warwick
Hotels Dorchester Hotel, and Stakis Plc, where he was CEO of their
United Kingdom-based hotel division. He was also a founding partner
of Omni International Hotels.
Udo A. Schlentrich
In December, 2002, Schlentrich was named director of the new franchise
center, which was developed with the vision and generous gifts from
William “Bill” Rosenberg, the founder of Dunkin' Donuts
franchise chain and the Rosenberg Family Foundation. The center
launched an undergraduate course about multibillion-dollar international
franchising industry last spring and plans additional courses at
the undergraduate and graduate levels in addition to conducting
cutting-edge research about the industry. For more information about
the center, visit: http://franchising.unh.edu.
The International Franchise Association (IFA) is the industry's
leading trade association, based in Washington, D.C. William Rosenberg
was a founder of the IFA. The association's membership includes
30,000 franchise companies, suppliers, franchisees and associations.
More information about the IFA is available at: www.franchise.org.