Steve Salbu, who joined Georgia Tech College of Management in 2006, has committed to a second term as dean.
"I'm excited about continuing to serve as dean and working with our tremendous faculty, staff and students to keep Georgia Tech College of Management's upward trajectory climbing high among the ranks of the world's best business schools," says Salbu, who holds the Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Chair. "I know that through our collective efforts, we can take the College to the next level of prestige and excellence."
Prior to joining the College of Management, Salbu was associate dean of graduate programs at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas-Austin.
After he joined Georgia Tech, the College of Management defined a mission to become the world's preeminent business school for management and technology. "The College is uniquely positioned to teach students to capitalize on the business opportunities made possible by emerging technologies and succeed in an increasingly global economy," Salbu says.
Capitalizing on the College of Management's strengths has required substantial growth in the size of the faculty. During Salbu's tenure, the size of the tenure-track faculty has grown from the low 50s to 71. "This thoughtful expansion has been necessary to ensure that our students continue learning from the best," he says. "Our increased faculty size enables us to initiate innovative interdisciplinary programs that differentiate us from traditional business schools."
A native of New York, Salbu holds master's and doctoral degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (organization and strategy), a master's degree from Dartmouth College (liberal studies), and a law degree from the College of William and Mary.