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New Faculty and Staff
The School of Hospitality welcomes our newest faculty/staff to the Hospitality family.
Ruth Mayercak of Aurora, Colorado, has more than 30 years of experience creating unique and memorable events. Her passion for the event industry was a driving force in a distinguished career.
Mayercak is the former assistant director of Alumni and Donor Relations at Michigan State University, where she produced high-profile events for a range of clients, including the president, Board of Trustees and major donors.
Mayercak’s career as a hospitality sales professional spans a range of settings – everything from restaurants to hotels to on/off-premise catering operations. She also has extensive experience with events associated with highly successful fundraising efforts. Mayercak takes special pride in working with future leaders in the hospitality industry, having invested many years mentoring university students through hands-on event experience.
While at Michigan State University, Mayercak planned countless receptions, dinners, groundbreaking ceremonies, dedications, tours, events for visiting dignitaries and special activities associated in conjunction with concerts and sporting events. One of her most memorable career highlights at Michigan State was the football team appearance at the 100th anniversary celebration of the Rose Bowl and the surrounding events. Anniversary activities planned by her group included a pep rally in the streets at LA Live for 10,000 people, a pregame tailgate for 10,000 participants and a private reception for 750 people at the Horizon Club of Rose Bowl Stadium, which was attended by the university president and major donors.
A native of Michigan, Ruth retired from Michigan State University in 2015. She moved to Denver in 2017. Mayercak has been affiliated with Metropolitan State University of Denver since 2019; she is completing her degree in event management with an extended major. Mayercak is married with three adult children and six grandchildren, who are her pride and joy.