Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D., is a longtime leader in higher education and philanthropy with a history of executive positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
The tenth president of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH, and its first lay president, Dr. DiSalvo joined the college in July of 2013 after serving as president of Marian University in Wisconsin.
At Saint Anselm, he has advanced the college's national reputation through scholarship, athletics and via the prestigious New Hampshire Institute of Politics operated by the college. Dr. DiSalvo also serves on the boards of leading national higher education organizations like the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), where he is a member of the Board of Directors representing the northeastern states and leads the Committee on Student Aid.
During his tenure at Marian University, Dr. DiSalvo strengthened the university's endowment, improved its physical plant and added both undergraduate and graduate programs that focused on academic quality and service.
In addition to his higher education experience, Dr. DiSalvo spent time in the traditional non-profit sector as president and founder of The Hopewell Group Inc. and as executive director of the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation, dedicated to ending domestic violence through education and other interventions. At Junior Achievement of New York Inc., aimed at inspiring K-12 students to be successful via business education, he was executive vice president.
He began his career working consecutively at three nationally known Jesuit universities - Fordham, Loyola Chicago and Fairfield. At all, he worked in university advancement and, at Loyola Chicago, as special assistant to the president.
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.
Currently, he serves on the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Province Advisory Council, as well as being an Executive Committee member of Campus Compact N.H. and the New Hampshire College and University Council. Dr. DiSalvo is also a member of the Board of Directors for the New England Council and the Higher Education Commission of the State of New Hampshire.