1972 Initiate of the Gamma Omega of Kappa Alpha Psi®
Montague is currently the Part-Time Director of Alumni Engagement & Professor for Temple University's School of Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Jeffrey Montague was the assistant dean of Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management and has over 20 years of administrative experience in higher education. A graduate of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, which is the oldest historically black university in America, Montague went on to complete a Master’s Degree at Temple before joining its faculty.
As Assistant Dean, Montague helps students set goals and objectives for themselves and to perfect the necessary skills for attaining a career. He also takes pride in mentoring students in their personal growth and in providing their families with readily accessible service.
He also founded and teaches several STHM Senior Seminar capstone classes, which are operated as an event-management business and have raised more than $100,000 for the Senior Seminar Endowed Scholarship Fund to aid STHM students in their senior internships. He also stays closely connected to STHM graduates, resulting in alumni support such as offering STHM students internships and career opportunities, as well as creating endowed scholarship funds.
One of the philosophies Montague has strived to maintain over the years is to make customer service a priority not only to all students, but their families. He believes the ability to provide personal service has a vital place in the academic setting, especially in an age of increased technology. Further, he takes pride in mentoring students in their personal growth, for he believes by doing so, professional development will ultimately ensue.
In addition to his duties as an assistant dean, Montague also teaches a senior seminar class required for graduation from the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. Among the projects his classes coordinate and oversee are the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management’s annual career day, semi formal, networking seminar, and the STHM student luncheon. He also has a professional background in helping students set goals and objectives for themselves, and in perfecting the necessary skills for getting jobs. To him, pre-professional development is as important as an impressive grade point average.
Montague challenges himself to stay connected to the student population, knowing that many graduates do give back to Temple by offering internships and other opportunities to those currently pursuing degrees. As Jeffrey tells his students, “I don’t make friends, I make alumni.”