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Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D.

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Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.DSteven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D. is the fourteenth president of Marian University. Joining the University on July 1, 2010, he brought to the presidency extensive experience in national philanthropic fundraising leadership and Catholic higher education.

Dr. DiSalvo served as president and founder of The Hopewell Group, Inc., which focuses on transfers of wealth for individuals, family foundations and corporations. He held the title of Executive Director of the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation which works to educate and end the cycle of domestic violence. Dr. DiSalvo also served as the Chief Operating Officer of Junior Achievement of New York, Inc. which inspires K-12 students to be successful by providing business education using volunteer role models.

This wide range of philanthropic experiences follows Dr. DiSalvo's service as Director of Major Gifts for the Capital Campaign at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn., Executive Assistant to the President at Loyola University Chicago, and Development Officer at Fordham University, New York. He currently serves on the advisory board of the Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University.

Dr. DiSalvo completed a Ph.D. in educational leadership at Fordham University where he also earned an M.B.A. in marketing and B.S. in psychology.