Senator Rosenberg Explores Gaming & Social Policy in Isenberg Class

February 22, 2013

Stan Rosenberg with HTM students

Massachusetts Senate majority leader Stan Rosenberg excelled as a guest lecturer on February 21 in Gaming and Social Policy, a course taught by Laurie Salame, a lecturer in  Isenberg's Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management (HTM).  In the course, Senator Rosenberg, architect of the recently enacted law establishing casino gambling in the state, discussed the law's complex legislative history and process. He recalled his own leadership role in researching, drafting, and guiding the successful initiative in the senate.  And he fielded questions from students that explored economic and social implications of casino gambling in the state.

A graduate of UMass Amherst and a state senator since 1991, Rosenberg has championed the Amherst campus and public higher education throughout his career in politics.

Gaming & Social Policy is offered through HTM's Casino Management concentration, one of the department's five undergraduate curricular tracks. The other four are Club Management; Food & Beverage Management; Lodging Management; and Tourism, Convention & Event Management.