Georgia Tech Announces Salbu New Dean of Business School

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Georgia Tech Announces New Dean of Business School
Steven Salbu to lead the College of Management

Atlanta (February 27, 2006) — Today the Georgia Institute of Technology announced that Steven Salbu has been selected as the Stephen P. Zelnak Dean of its College of Management, the business school at Georgia Tech. His appointment becomes effective July 1.

"Dr. Steve Salbu is one of those unique individuals who themselves are very talented and have the ability to motivate others to succeed,” says Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough. “At this opportunistic juncture for our business school, we believe he is ideally suited to help us identify and build the next strategic directions needed to capitalize on the momentum that exists at Georgia Tech as a whole.”

“Steven Salbu brings an extensive background in ethics and business law to the business school at Georgia Tech. His research expertise in ethics, his vision, commitment to teaching excellence, and deep understanding of the business world impressed the search committee,” says Jean-Lou Chameau, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Georgia Tech. “I am confident that he will lead the business school to new heights, and catalyze Institute-wide efforts in global innovation and sustainability.”

Salbu is currently associate dean for graduate programs, Bobbie and Coulter R. Sublett Centennial Endowed professor, and university distinguished teaching professor at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. He is the director of the McCombs School’s Business Ethics Program. He has also served as a visiting professor at a number of top U.S. and international business schools, including the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, London Business School, and Indiana University.

“I am very excited about this opportunity,” he notes. “The faculty, students, staff, and alumni of the College of Management are a remarkably talented community of scholars and professionals. They are highly motivated to take the College of Management to the next level. I look forward to joining them in this charge, as we work together with energy and enthusiasm to ensure that a great Institute always has a great business school.”

Salbu earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Hofstra University in 1977; a master’s degree from Dartmouth College; a master’s and Ph.D. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; and a law degree from the College of William and Mary. He is the past editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal and is currently on the editorial board of Business Ethics Quarterly. His administrative experience includes serving as the director of the University of Texas’s EMBA Program in Mexico City; director of their Business Ethics Program; and coordinator for their Legal Environment of Business Group. He has been the recipient of a number of teaching awards throughout his career and has published extensively in the fields of business ethics, international business, and business law.

In June 2005, the current dean of the College of Management, Terry C. Blum, announced that she would step down as dean of the College, effective June 30, 2006. Blum has led the Georgia Tech College of Management since the summer of 1999. After leaving the deanship, Blum will remain on the faculty, creating and directing the new interdisciplinary Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship for the university.

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The College of Management, the business school at Georgia Tech, prepares business leaders for changing technological environments through disciplinary and interdisciplinary educational programs for undergraduates, MBA students, PhD students, and executive audiences.

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