Steve Salbu (B.A. ’77)
Q & A:
What was your favorite class?
My favorite class was Personality Theory, with Psychology Professor Beth Raymond.
What was your first job after graduating from Hofstra, and what was the most valuable thing you learned there?
I was a bill collector. The most valuable thing I learned there was that I did not want to be a bill collector.
What is your field of specialty, and how did you come to work in the industry?
I’m a professor and college administrator. I received my law degree from William and Mary and my Ph.D. from the Wharton School, and became a scholar of business law and ethics. I’m currently dean of the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business.
What advice would you give current Hofstra students?
Work hard, play hard, and don’t take yourself too seriously.
In one word, how would you describe Hofstra?
How has your degree from Hofstra helped you?
Psychology at Hofstra was a terrific major. I still retain so much of what I learned there about human behavior.
What is your favorite part of your job?
Working with alumni and students.
What is the single most rewarding/exciting experience in your career thus far?
Watching Georgia Tech’s highly regarded business school move into the top-tier.