Three academic areas renamed in keeping with national models

Salem State University is pleased to announce the renaming of three key academic areas within the institution to more accurately reflect the university’s expanding role in the education of tomorrow’s work force and as an academic resource for business, industry and the citizens of the region north of Boston.

Effective January 1, Salem State’s division of continuing education was renamed the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. The schools of Human Services and Arts and Sciences have become colleges within the university. The former is now the College of Health and Human Services, while the latter becomes the College of Arts and Sciences.

The elevation of these three areas are in keeping with academic models in common use at universities across the country and reflect the increasing scope of programming offered in these critically important area of the university.

The two other academic areas of the university, the School of Graduate Studies and the Bertolon School of Business will retain their current names, reflecting national standards for graduate and business schools.

Remarking on the changes, President Patricia Maguire Meservey noted that “Salem State fully subscribes to nationwide initiatives that call for making education inclusive and ensuring that every student receives not simply an education, but the best and most powerful preparation for work, life and citizenship in a global world.”