Dean Andy Feinstein has announced that Michael Godfrey, who has taught for more than 10 years at The Collins College of Hospitality Management, has been appointed interim associate dean of the college. Godfrey replaces Joe Casey who came out of retirement two years ago to help run the college under interim Dean David Klock's leadership.
Godfrey began teaching in 1994, and was a member of the faculty team for The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch for 10 years. He teaches food, beverage, and labor cost control; beer and culture; and strategic leadership.
“Michael is a respected and well-liked educator among students, faculty and staff. His strong leadership skills and institutional knowledge are going to benefit the college well,” Feinstein said.
Prior to joining The Collins College, Godfrey held management and corporate restaurant operations positions in several Southern California companies. He has more than 20 years of restaurant industry experience, with 11 years of operations management experience, including five years focused on the training and development of restaurant managers. He earned his bachelor's degree at Cal Poly Pomona, an MBA at the University of La Verne and is working on his doctoral degree in organizational leadership. Additionally, he is a Certified Hospitality Educator through the American Hotel & Lodging Education Institute.
Throughout the years, Godfrey has facilitated numerous professional seminars, workshops and presentations at The Collins College. In his spare time he is a homebrewer and collects beer-related cookbooks and has organized microbrew tasting seminars for the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association and for private clients. He, his wife Jennyfer and their son Justin reside in Ontario.