Nathan Rex named dean of Culinary Institute of Charleston

Nathan Rex, Dean, Culinary Institute of Charleston

Nathan H. Rex has been named dean of the Culinary Institute of Charleston at Trident Technical College. In this role, Rex will oversee all academic programs, including culinary arts, baking and pastry, and hospitality and tourism management, offered by the college. He will also oversee the Conference Services department, which offers rental spaces and event planning services for meetings, conferences, weddings, receptions and banquets.

Since 2015, Rex served as Hospitality and Tourism department chair and has been responsible for leadership and management of the hospitality and tourism programs.

Rex holds dual associate degrees in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Technology from the Culinary Institute of Charleston, where he received a Merit Award; a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management from the University of South Carolina; and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Prior to joining the college, Rex served as the resort manager for the 3,000-room luxury property The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. His hospitality experience also includes positions as the director of front office at the Ravella Resort, assistant executive housekeeper and assistant front desk manager at the MGM Grand and front office manager at the Platinum Hotel, all in Las Vegas.

The Culinary Institute of Charleston at Trident Technical College offers four associate degrees and 12 certificate programs. For more information, visit or call 843-820-5090.

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