Prior to joining Vermont Tech, Lyle was the Dean of Entrepreneurial Programs at Castleton University starting in July of 2014, which involved opening a Castleton Downtown Office in Rutland and overseeing activities for the Castleton Center for Schools. In January of 2016, Castleton University and Rutland Economic Development Corporation (REDC) signed an agreement that called for Castleton to perform the role of Executive Director for REDC, delivering economic development services to businesses and industries in the Rutland County Region. As part of his role as Dean of Entrepreneurial Programs at Castleton, Lyle took on the Executive Director position at REDC. Lyle has also been a teacher, an elementary principal, and a high school principal. He spent 16 years as a technical center director, working closely with industry sectors to create educational opportunities for both high school aged students and adults. Lyle earned a B.S. in Secondary Education and Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Planning from the University of Vermont.