Hospitality is a dynamic, global and ever-expanding industry. Our programs cover not only the dominant areas of hospitality operations – hotels, restaurants and events – but also 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 Business Management program transforms students through hands-on experience.
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Hospitality 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
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
Love’s Travel Stops

News

  • Blue Hens of a Feather: The Rosewood Farms Family - University of Delaware hospitality alum Nick Liberatore partners with mechanical engineering alum Rick Biddle to create unforgettable wedding experiences at Rosewood Farms, an event venue that employs many Blue Hens.
  • A Fine Line in the Hospitality Industry - A screening of "A Fine Line: A Woman’s Place is in the Kitchen" was held for University of Delaware students, faculty and staff with Joanna James the director, producer and editor of the film.
  • Lerner Grads Earn More - Class of 2018 graduates of the University of Delaware’s Lerner College are earning above-average starting salaries, beating national starting salary averages by up to 20%.
  • A Blue Hen’s Tips for Landing the Job - UD alum Alina Serbina recently secured a position with NBCUniversal after an extensive job search. Serbina shared what she learned and advice for Blue Hens starting their own job search.
  • 2019 Paul Wise Speakers - UD welcomes hospitality industry leaders to campus for the 2019 Paul Wise Executive in Residence Speaker Series this fall.