Dear Salem Friends,
It has been a remarkable first month at Salem Academy and College serving as its 22nd president. Besides learning to navigate Winston-Salem and eating more pimento cheese than I have in my lifetime, this month I also have learned about the incredible dedication that our faculty and staff have for this institution, the caliber and diversity of our student body, and the engagement and commitment our alumnae have to our institution.
As we enter this 250th year for Salem, we remember our extraordinarily rich history, celebrate our institutional success, and look excitedly toward an exceptionally vibrant future. I hope that you plan to join me in these celebrations this year and that we will have many opportunities to get to know each other better as we commemorate this anniversary and support Salem’s next 250 years.
I am tremendously excited to launch our transformational pivot to being the United States’ only liberal arts college focused on developing the next generation of women leaders in health. Our bold transformation is the key to our future success as we innovate and reimagine our academic and student experiences. I look forward to sharing more with you about that in the coming months.
We are extremely excited to welcome our students back to campus in just a few short weeks. We continue to nimbly respond to the changes and challenges required by the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that we keep our entire campus community healthy and safe this academic year.
Thank you for your warm welcome to Salem and to the broader community. I am so happy and proud to call Salem Academy and College my new home.