Jane Gerety, RSM, became the seventh president of Salve Regina in July 2009, bringing to the University a rich variety of academic and administrative experiences, as well as a strong commitment to the Sisters of Mercy and its various missions.

Sister Jane came to Salve Regina from Saint Joseph’s Health System in Atlanta, where she served as senior vice president, sponsorship and corporate compliance officer before being appointed executive board officer in 2008.

Prior to her tenure at Saint Joseph’s, Sister Jane was the academic dean at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, where she also served as an associate professor of English and director of the public leadership program. She has also taught at the junior high and high school levels.

Sister Jane holds a bachelor’s degree in French from Mount Saint Agnes College in Maryland, a master’s degree in French from Middlebury College in Vermont and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan.

A member of the University’s Board of Trustees since 1995, Sister Jane has served on a number of nonprofit boards, including Saint Joseph’s Health System, Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta, Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services, Saint Joseph’s Mercy Foundation, Saint Joseph’s Translational Research Institute, Saint Joseph’s East Georgia, Saint John’s Mercy Medical Center, Mercy Housing – Southeast and Project Adventure.

Planning

The strategic planning process ensures that the University's actions are deliberate and focused, and also creates accountabilities so that each member of the Salve Regina community takes ownership of his or her part of this great work.

During the planning process, the University community engages in a rigorous process of assessment that recognizes strengths and identifies areas of improvement. As a result, Salve Regina has identified goals and imperative that concentrate on the academic flowering of the University and continue to foster a culture of intellectual adventure for students and faculty alike.