The president of Salem Academy and College is stepping down.

Sandra J. Doran announced Thursday that she'll be leaving the Winston-Salem school at the end of this academic year. According to a news release, Doran has accepted the presidency of Bay Path University, a women's college in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

Doran was named interim president of Salem Academy and College in April of 2018.

She led a campaign to restore financial stability to the school, which had been put on probation by an accreditation agency. The probation has since been lifted.

Doran also oversaw a turnaround in enrollment, which had been on the decline.

In a video message to Salem students, faculty and alumnae, Doran said that her charge was to be a transitional leader, and with a strategic planning process nearing completion, the time was right for new leadership.

Salem will soon begin a search for Doran's successor.

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