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
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

  • Meet UD’s Newest Aramark Chair - Sheryl Kline will be UD’s next Aramark Chair, which recognizes her high level of accomplishment in research and teaching and her commitment to strengthening the University’s hospitality department.
  • Global Enterprise Technology Internships - The Global Enterprise Technology (GET) Immersion Internship experience is an innovative, extended 6-month work experience offered to students at the University of Delaware.
  • Fall Openings at Vita Nova - The University of Delaware's student-operated and managed fine dining restaurant, Vita Nova, is now accepting reservations for fall 2019.
  • My Summer Internship: Lloyd Badson Jr. - Lloyd Badson Jr., Class of 2020, majoring in sport management and a defensive lineman for UD football, spent his summer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as an intern for the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Carl Stewart: Blue Hen Move-In Day - This weekend, Carl Stewart from Cranbury, New Jersey joined over 750 incoming students to the Lerner College moving into their new home at the University of Delaware.