The International School of Hospitality Announces Appointments to the Academic and Student Affairs Team

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Las Vegas-based hospitality school’s continued growth is met with appointments to benefit students.

"The school prides itself on a student services support program that focuses on the professional development of each individual student."

Supporting its mission to offer quality, professional hospitality education, The International School of Hospitality, TISOH, today announced the appointment of a new Student Affairs Program Manager and an Executive Assistant to Academic and Student Affairs.

TISOH’s Director of Academic Affairs Donnell Bayot M.Ed. CHE CPCE, commented on the growth of the department, “the school is known for its practical and industry-relevant curricula, together with a student services support program that focuses on the professional development of each individual student. Now with additional qualified staffing, we can help TISOH students achieve their career goals faster and more effectively.”

New to the academic team is Christopher Tamura, Student Affairs Program Manager. Before joining TISOH, he was Lead Concierge at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. Immediately prior, Christopher was the Human Resources Manager at Trump International. He was instrumental in the opening of four Trump properties and creating corporate operational procedures and branding initiatives. Christopher has worked in the hotel industry for over 17 years serving various roles as a Human Resources Manager, Assistant Front Office Manager, Hotel Manager, Employee Relations Manager, Concierge Supervisor. In addition to working at The Cosmopolitan and Trump International, he held positions at MGM Grand, Four Seasons and Venetian. Christopher enjoys mentoring and assisting students with job placement and interviewing techniques, and he has served on numerous boards to promote workforce education and employment sustainability.

The other new addition to the team is Paul Belmonte, Executive Assistant to Academic and Student Affairs. Paul was most recently a Senior Project Manager at Southwest Medical Associates. Immediately prior, he was the Senior Administrative Assistant to the Medical Director of Hospital Services. He was instrumental in facilitating and managing of satellite clinics in the Las Vegas valley and managing departmental policies and procedures. Paul has worked in the medical industry for over 13 years serving various roles as an Administrative Assistant, Project Coordinator, Software Coordinator, Claims Analyst, and Workers ’ Compensation Specialist and has worked for Health Plan of Nevada and Sierra Health and Life Insurance. Paul volunteers his time to organizations such as JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes and March of Dimes. “His outstanding organizational skills will greatly help us as we continue to grow,” commented Bayot.


The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) was founded in 2005 by professors from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The mission of the school is to offer quality practical, short-term hospitality training programs developed for industry by industry. Along with class instruction, most courses include site visits and working externships. The school curriculum includes conference management and event planning, meeting & event catering, event design & production, hospitality leadership and supervision, wedding coordination and design, the art of concierge, art of food and beverage, hotel operations and hospitality human resources. Students may elect to study on site or enroll in TISOH’s online courses. The school is an Academic Partner of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.

For more information, contact The International School of Hospitality at 702.947.7200 or visit


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