Graduate School: Florida International University
Program: Master’s in Hotel Administration, Graduated 1998
Current Position: Executive Director of the Hospitality and Business Program at San Ignacio College in Doral, Florida
Omar is a graduate of the Hotel and Restaurant Administration program at UPR, Carolina campus. He worked for four years at the Caribe Hilton as housekeeping supervisor, night supervisor, front desk supervisor and night manager before beginning his Master’s degree studies at Florida International University in 1997. Upon graduation from FIU, Omar returned to the island and continued working with the Caribe Hilton.
In 1999, Omar was offered a position as a full-time professor at the International School of Hospitality Management at Universidad del Este becoming the first full-time faculty member. In July 2003, Omar was named Dean of the program and worked for several years in that position.
Once he began pursuing his Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University, Omar resigned as Dean and became an Associate Professor. Omar finished his Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration at Oklahoma State University. In summer 2014 Omar moved to Doral, Florida to become Executive Director of the hospitality and business program at San Ignacio College.