Sam Bennett, associate vice president of student affairs and director of hospitality services at Texas Tech University in Lubbock and current president of NACUFS, admits to a weakness for single malt scotch and the desire to be taller.
The flexibility it provides. It allows me to be involved with many facets of the industry.
Time constraints. We have experienced expansion and it has created growth as we move from traditional operations to more retail locations, which makes it difficult to provide personal attention.
On a personal level, achieving my doctoral degree. At the university, it would be overseeing the growth of a department that has experienced an increase of four times its size over the last 11 years.
I could see myself as a teacher in the restaurant, hotel & institution management department.
The ability to create music, whether through singing or playing an instrument.
I wouldn’t mind being three inches taller.
I have never been a fan of high places or bridges.
A 12-ounce prime cut rib steak, loaded baked potato and a Caesar salad with a very nice merlot.
Enjoying an expensive single malt scotch.
Once on vacation in Hawaii I had a squid salad. That was the first time—and the last!
An evening to late-night person.
“Walk the talk.”