Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business has recently launched its Executives in Residence program to bring industry experts and successful Cal Poly alumni back to campus to work with students for a day.
This year, management students have enjoyed time with several executives, including Shari Moore (B.S., Business Administration, 1989), NetApp’s vice president of human resources for product delivery organizations worldwide. She discussed the challenges of managing a global HR department in a fast-paced industry with strong competition for human capital.
Steve Giusto (B.S., Business Administration, 1985) also lectured in organizational behavior classes regarding his experience as CEO of Purposely Inc. He talked about managing teams during expansive growth phases, like the one he experienced as president of Apollo Education Group.
“Students benefit from hearing candid accounts of industry challenges and making valuable connections to some of the industry’s biggest leaders,” said Orfalea College of Business Dean Scott Dawson. For more information on the Executive in Residence program, visit