Presidential Transition Underway at Salem Academy and College

Office of the President

The Board of Trustees is committed to keeping the Salem community informed as we move forward in the process.

01/26/18 Initial Transition Notification From Board Chair

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.

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02/06/18 Interim President to Be Named

Dear members of the Salem community,
The Salem Academy and College Board of Trustees has met several times to begin planning for the next steps related to Dr. Sterritt’s resignation that I announced on January 26, 2018. The board has decided to select an Interim President for the coming year. 

02/27/18 Board Chair Announces Formation of Presidential Transition Team

Dear members of the Salem community,

A short-term Transition Team composed of Salem faculty, staff, and trustees has been appointed by Sallie Craig Huber, Chair, and Dara Folan, Chair-Elect, in consultation with Dr. Sterritt, to guide the Salem community through the coming months, at least through the balance of this academic year.


03/20/18 Update on the Interim President search process

This communication is to update the greater Salem community on progress to date and the process being deployed by the Interim Presidential Search subcommittee of the Transition Team to ensure that we have an Interim President appointed as soon as possible.  Our goal is to have the Interim in place by May 1.


04/18/18 Interim President named

Sandra J. Doran has been named the Interim President of Salem Academy and College, effective May 1, 2018. Doran will serve in the role while a nationwide search is conducted for a new permanent president.

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Next Steps:

  • Announcement of Presidential Search Committee