Salem College President Will Depart At End Of Academic Year

Salem College President Will Depart At End Of Academic Year

11:15am Feb 27, 2020
Sandra J. Doran will step down as president of Salem Academy and College at the end of this academic year. Photo courtesy of Salem Academy and College.

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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