LCSN: PROFILE: Salway helps students on path to a career

January 22, 2010. Retrieved online: January 25, 2010 from Brook Stockberger, Las Cruces Sun-News

LAS CRUCES — Steve Salway always wanted to work with college students.

“I was looking at a career as chief student personnel officer, like a dean of students,” he said.

But when he set foot on the New Mexico State University campus in 1974, it set forth his destiny in another career, albeit one that still allows him to help students. Salway is the director of placement and career services at NMSU, a job he has held since 1977. In fact, he’s been in the same building — the Garcia Annex — the entire time.

“I was director of the veterans education program for three years and got an elevation and went from the first floor of this building to the second floor,” Salway said with a laugh.

He said he has had various opportunities to leave through the years, and thought seriously about a few, but always decided to stay.

“I looked at New Mexico State and the multicultural environment (in the area),” he said. “And as a new father, I found this was a good place to raise a family.

“This was probably the best job in terms of bridging the university environment and the world of work,” Salway said. “This has brought me into contact with all the segments of the business industry, government, education and it still let me do what I enjoy doing: working with students.”

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