April 17, 2020 Board Resolution

Resolution passed by the Salem Academy and College Board of Trustees on April 17, 2020

The Board of Trustees of Salem Academy and College hereby resolves to build upon the values and excellence of the past and embrace relevance to the future by focusing on health leadership in all areas of educational programming. Health Leadership programs at Salem College will develop women who profoundly improve the health trajectory of our world. Salem College health leaders will modernize laws and policies, revolutionize research, and practice and transform clinical care in ways that improve health for everyone. Our women will not rest until gender equality, and health equity is the norm, not the exception. At Salem College, better health and everyday wellness is the lens through which women will learn, and the lens through which health policy, health law, bioethics, health advocacy, pre-medicine, health administration, epidemiology and other health-related fields will foster innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit in an ecosystem approach to learning. Every Salem graduate will be ready to lead change by drawing on a comprehensive, fully integrated program of academics, intentional leadership development, international engagement, experiential learning, and life-long friendships with fellow women leaders who share a passion to create a healthier world. SALEM COLLEGE will be recognized as a global leader in undergraduate education preparing women to create a better world through health leadership. Graduates will lead global health organizations, fulfill their civic responsibility by preparing to develop health policies that improve lives, advocate for those who need a voice, innovate and deliver treatment solutions for catastrophic diseases and inspire others to relentlessly search for solutions to the world’s most formidable health challenges. We resolve to begin the planning for this focus immediately and will begin implementation of programs in the academic year 2021-22. We will begin immediately to secure funding and make strategic investments toward these goals. This resolution is the culmination of our strategic directions, which include experiential learning, student success and resource development.