As we celebrate a number of milestones before we merge with our partners at Drexel University, I am inclined to reflect on the continued success and legacy of our institution.
This fall, we welcomed the largest entering class in Salus history. In addition, we celebrated our 127th commencement for students, we hosted our 16th annual Looking Out For Kids charity fundraiser, and we completed renovations to our first floor south, creating dynamic, new community gathering spaces complete with an exciting new cafe and patio that better connect our outdoor and indoor spaces.
As we gear up for a lively spring semester, I am excited to announce that John Fry, President of Drexel University, has agreed to be our 2023 commencement speaker. I look forward to the wisdom he provides our upcoming graduates as we send off our last Salus-only class into their respective professions. President Fry will lead and prepare our future graduates well and will honor and steward our storied legacy, institution and programs.
This past fall, John and I launched our integration council to facilitate the merger of Salus University into the “OneDrexel” family by engaging in collaborative and forward-thinking discussions to successfully integrate all academic and administrative services to support all of our students.
The alumni meetings we held this past fall will continue into the spring. l encourage you to remain engaged in our campus community throughout the transition. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the alumni office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The best is yet to come, and I look forward to working with you as we chart the next chapter together. As a collective, we are Salus Strong. I am excited to embark on this historic journey together. Thank you for your continued support of Salus University.
Michael Mittelman, OD ‘80, MPH, MBA, FAAO, FACHE