Andrew (Andy) Hale Feinstein, Ph.D., is the 13th president of the University of Northern Colorado. He brings to UNC a career-long devotion to teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and student success. President Feinstein was previously the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at San José State University (SJSU), one of the largest public universities in the Western United States.
Prior to joining SJSU in July of 2013, Feinstein was Dean of the Collins College of Hospitality Management and the James A. Collins Distinguished Chair and Professor at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. While dean, he also served as the chancellor-appointed Director of Hospitality Management Education for the entire California State University system.
President Feinstein began his academic career at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he was professor, chair of the Department of Food and Beverage Management, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives at the Harrah College of Hospitality, and Senior Advisor to the President.
As a scholar, Feinstein has published more than 30 refereed journal articles, numerous books and book chapters, and presented at dozens of meetings and conferences on such topics as student success, strategic management, simulation modeling and foodservice operations. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.