Dear members of the Salem community,
I am writing to let you know that President Lorraine Sterritt has accepted a position as President of Saint Michael’s College, in Colchester, Vermont, beginning in July 2018. Although I accepted her resignation with a very heavy heart, I extend my best wishes to her as she embarks on this new undertaking.
Since she arrived at Salem in 2014, President Sterritt has worked tirelessly on the Academy and College academic and extracurricular programs, on enrollment, fundraising, alumnae relations, and on institutional finance. She oversaw the updating of the master campus plan, and she successfully moved the College to a new athletic conference. The McHugh Sisters Flats, the first residence hall built on the College campus since 1965, and the new tennis center, shared by Academy and College student-athletes, were completed in record time. We are deeply indebted to President Sterritt for these accomplishments and for her extraordinarily hard work on behalf of Salem.
I know that you join the Board of Trustees and me in our gratitude for all that President Sterritt has done and meant to Salem during the four short years that she has been with us. We also thank her husband, Bert Lain, for his numerous contributions to our campus, including teaching Latin and medical terminology, attending myriad sporting events, and, most notably, supporting and encouraging all our students.
We will greatly miss President Sterritt and Bert Lain, and we wish them the very best as they move to Vermont.
Please rest assured that we will keep you apprised of our plans for appointing President Sterritt’s successor.
Sallie Craig Huber
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Salem Academy and College