Welcome from the President

Dear Students:

Nothing gives more pleasure, as president of Salem State University, than welcoming new students to our campus and our community. I know I speak for our faculty, staff and administration (as well) when I tell you how very pleased we are that you have chosen to join our community of learners. We look forward to accompanying you on your journey of discovery, and working with you to see that whatever dreams you have for your future are shaped and realized during the time you spend with us.

At Salem State, we are guided by a clear vision and mission and adhere to a set of values to guide us in all that we do.

Our vision is to be the premier teaching university dedicated to excellence in education, service and scholarship. Our missionĀ - to provide a high-quality, student-centered education that will prepare you to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society while serving as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development - builds upon that vision. I will look to each of you while you are at Salem State to work with your faculty, your fellow students and the communities in which you live and work to help us achieve these goals.

You will find Salem State to be a welcoming, diverse community; one that offers opportunities for creative expression in the arts, athletic achievement on our playing fields, social networking through clubs and volunteerism, and leadership development as part of student government and other organizations. I encourage you to use your time here well by participating in activities beyond the classroom and integrating yourself fully into the life of our campus.

As we all commence this new academic year, let us do so with a common enthusiasm for the possibilities that lay before us and a commitment to lend our various talents to shaping and defining this vibrant and energetic campus we call home.

I wish you much success in your studies.

Sincerely,

Patricia Maguire Meservey
President

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