Today University System of Maryland of Maryland Regents announced Salisbury University's tenth president, Dr. Carolyn Ringer Lepre, will take office July 15.
Lepre was Radford University’s interim president since July 2021. She previously served as the university’s provost and vice president of academic affairs.
Lepre established an Academic Success Center, School of Nursing, Center of Opportunity and Social Mobility, along with partnerships and programs to put students on the fast track for success at Radford, according to an email from the president’s office.
Lepre formerly served as dean of Marist College’s School of Communication and the Arts and the university’s honors program.
Lepre earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and journalism from Miami University and a Ph.D. in mass communication from University of Florida, according to USMD’s website.
“I am thrilled to join such a prestigious, student-centered and forward-thinking university,” Lepre said. “Salisbury University’s commitment to student success, academic excellence and focus on inclusivity and belonging aligns with my personal and professional values. I especially look forward to working in partnership with and celebrating our most important resource – our purpose-driven people. Empowering students to excel as scholars, citizens and practitioners and instilling a passion for lifelong learning is an incredible responsibility and privilege. I am deeply honored to serve as the next President of Salisbury University, and I look forward to becoming a part of the Sea Gull Nation.”
By OLIVIA BALLMANN
Photo provided by SU's website.