Salus University president, Dr. Thomas L. Lewis, has announced his plan to step down, effective June 30, 2012. This web page contains periodic updates about the progression of the search for a new president. Information here and in the University newsletter should ensure all members of the Salus University community are well-informed about the process.
|SALUS NAMES NEW PRESIDENT|
By a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, Admiral Michael H. Mittelman, OD ‘80, MPH, has been named president of Salus University. He will succeed President Thomas L. Lewis. The announcement to the University’s faculty, students, alumni and staff was made by Board of Trustees Chair Jo Surpin, who thanked the members of the search committee for their efforts.
With 32 years as a senior healthcare executive in the US Navy, Admiral Mittelman brings a wealth of experience to Salus that encompasses both clinical and research. Ms. Surpin noted that his vision for the University--to become the nation's leading provider of high quality, vital healthcare professionals--is very much in keeping with the Salus mission and credo.
Admiral Mittelman remains on active duty with the Navy until next year. He will not begin his appointment as Salus University president until he fulfills all of his military commitments, which may be sometime in late spring or early summer 2013.
In order to accommodate this timing and insure a smooth transition, Dr. Lewis has agreed to remain as president during this period. As president-designate, Admiral Mittelman will be in regular contact with Dr. Lewis and will be in Elkins Park on occasion, when time and his current service obligations permit.
A native of Long Beach, NY, Admiral Mittelman and his wife, Tanis, are the parents of three daughters.
|January 23, 2012 - Update from Board of Trustees Chair|
On behalf of the Presidential Search Committee, I’m pleased to give the University community an update on the progress being made in the search for the next President of Salus University.
Our search firm, Isaacson, Miller has developed an initial pool of applicants based on your input, as well as feedback from other contacts and sources. Advertisements have also been placed in various print publications. The Search Committee met on Thursday, January 19 to review the first wave of applications. Additional meetings have been scheduled as the pool of applicants continues to develop.
We anticipate that face to face interviews between candidates and the Search Committee will take place towards the end of March/beginning of April. Thereafter, finalists will be brought on campus for open meetings with various constituent groups.
Needless to say, for us to attract and retain candidates in the search process, confidentiality is extremely important at this stage of the process. So please, understand that members of the search committee will not be at liberty to discuss any specific candidates or to address rumors. I will continue to update the University community as various elements in the search process become more public. Information also will be posted on the Salus University website as it becomes available.
Thank you for your support of this important process.
Salus University has retained the national executive search firm of Isaacson, Miller to assist in its search for a new president. All inquiries, nominations, referrals and resumes are confidential and should be directed to Isaacson, Miller search team members Philip Jaeger, Denise O'Grady Gaffney, and Amy Segal.
For complete information: http://www.imsearch.com/searches.html
Ms. Jo Surpin, chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, announces the selection of national higher education search firm Isaacson, Miller to the Salus community and solicits suggestions for candidates. [ See announcement ]