In 1973, in view of the decision of the Government to give priority attention to the development of tourism in the Lake Lanao area as a major component of its all-out development program for Mindanao, it was incumbent upon the University to organize and gear itself to provide maximum support to this program. It was then imperative that the University immediately activated and organized the CENTER FOR HOTEL AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT, one of the new development-oriented programs of the University; the creation of such unit was authorized by the Board of Regents at its 5th meeting on 22 April1973 at Naawan, Misamis Oriental. Special Order 114-P, S. 1973 signed by the MSU President Mauyag M. Tamano on May 31, 1973 formally organized the Center for Hotel and Restaurant Management.

The College, then a Center, was instituted in June 1973 as an academic and operational unit of the University with the primary objective of providing trained manpower for a viable tourism industry in MINSUPALA .CHARM offered Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant (BS HRM) for the first time during the first semester AY 1973-74 with four pioneering students.

To complement the theoretical knowledge and provide actual exposure to industry operations of its students, the Summit Inn was established and became the first laboratory hotel and restaurant in the country. Considering its academic functions in the University, the Center was granted the status of a College on October 20, 1979 (BOR BOR Res. No 555, S. 2004 approved the College’s long time request to offer BS Tourism (Eco-Tourism) which was implemented during the First Semester of AY 2005-06 per Special Order No. 152-OP, S. 2005 signed by Dr. Camar Umpa, former President of the University.


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