Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration




Banner Friday, April 3, 2020

University Union 


Throughout this academic year, we have made it our goal to celebrate the partnerships that have made RPTA successful. At this year's PDC, we will be celebrating the tremendous impact that our alumni and friends have in mentoring and providing professional guidance for current students.

The theme for this year's RPTA Professional Development Conference (PDC) is:
Purposeful Partnerships: Recipes for Success.

The conference will take place on Friday, April 3, 2020 from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm. Immediately following, RPTA will host its annual departmental awards celebration.

We have four goals for our conference:
• to help our students hone their professional competencies;
• to recruit students into our department;
• to provide opportunities for alumni, friends, and students to engage; and,
• to celebrate the successes of our alumni, friends, and current students.

Conference details will be updated on October 1, 2019.


Through the generosity of donors, there is no charge for students to attend the conference.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jeremy Robinett at