Venka Pyle

Manager, Vita Nova

Department: Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management
Campus Address: 250 Arthur Trabant University Ctr.
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-0500


Venka Pyle, a native of Oslo, Norway, has nearly 10 years of experience in fine dining as owner/operator of two restaurants. Her hands-on experience included working as maître d’, bartender, server and beverage manager. As a business manager, Venka was responsible for staff training, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, tax preparations and cash flow management. Venka has a Master's degree in Business & Economics from The Norwegian School of Management (BI), with specialization in international business and logistics.

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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