Hospitality and sport business management are dynamic, global and ever-expanding industries. Our programs cover hospitality operations – hotels, restaurants and events – hospitality business analytics, sport management and healthcare management.

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Becoming a leader in the hospitality industry
In this video, hear from faculty, students and alumni as they talk about how the Hospitality and Sport Business Management program transforms students through hands-on experience.
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Hospitality and Sport Business Management Leadership Advisory Board
Chair: Michele Metrinko-Rollins
Chairman
Rollins Jamaica, Ltd.
Robert Ashby ’77
President/Owner
Ashby Hospitality Group
Robert Buccini
Co-Founder and Co-President
Buccini/Pollin Group
Mireille Cottle
Vice President Human Resources – Talent Management
Marriott International – The Americas
Jim Donofrio
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
NBC Sports
Scott Ellman ‘07
Director
Eastdil Secured
Vince DiFonzo, CHA
President
TKo Hospitality
Lewis Fader
Retired, Past Senior Vice President Operations, Eastern US & Canada
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
Allan Fernandes ’92
Vice President – Global Safety & Risk Control
Aramark
Skip Fox
Retired-past President
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Michael Gershenfeld
President
Sysco Eastern Maryland, LLC
Plato Ghinos
President
Shaner Hotel Group
Robert Gilbert
President and CEO
HSMAI
Robert Grimes
Chairman & CEO
Constrata Tech Consulting
Michael Hartmann
Managing Director
Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality
Jean Leahy Jakoby
VP Global Sales
Pepsi Co Foodservice
Paula Kelly ’92
General Manager
Merion Golf Club
Xavier Teixido ’03
President
Harry’s Hospitality Group
David Lasus ’03
Chief Operating Officer
Insomnia Cookies
Lisa Murray
Executive Vice President
Chief Marketing Officer, Octagon
Gary Price
Executive Vice President, Operations
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News

  • Making the Most of Winter Session - UD students have the opportunity to take courses over the Winter Session, including over 100 courses being offered across all departments at the Lerner College.
  • What I Love About My Major: Hospitality - In this video, UD Lerner College students majoring in hospitality business management and hospitality industry management share their favorite things about their major, from favorite classes to meaningful experiences. Transcript Jordan Modzelewski: I chose the hospitality major because it was something that I was really passionate about coming into school, and I thought that it […]
  • My Summer Internship: Nathan Benyowitz - Nathan Benyowitz, a Class of 2021 sport management major, spent his summer taking enriching courses and interning with TopNotch Management, a boutique sports agency in Newport Beach, California.
  • The Game Must Go On - This installment of Lerner’s Lifelong Webinar Series featured a professional deep-dive into the current landscape of the sports industry.
  • My Summer Internship: Jessica Gittleman - Jessica Gittleman, a Class of 2021 hospitality business management major with an entrepreneurship minor, had a virtual summer internship position for Lee & Associates.