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The Inauguration of
Dr. Kelli J. Armstrong

Eighth President of Salve Regina University

“The Mercy Promise: A Celebration of Our Community, Collaboration and the Creative Spirit”

In celebrating the inauguration of Dr. Kelli J. Armstrong as the eighth president of Salve Regina, the University embarked on a continued commitment to our mercy mission and the promise it holds for a future strengthened by community, collaboration and the creative spirit. Abundantly blessed, the Salve Regina community welcomes Dr. Armstrong's enthusiastic leadership as we build upon the past for a vibrant and promising tomorrow.

Dr. Kelli J. Armstrong

Dr. Kelli J. Armstrong’s work in higher education has centered on improving the educational experience for students through research, planning and strategy. She is particularly passionate about serving disadvantaged students and supporting the advancement of women in underrepresented areas.

A 1986 graduate of Bates College, Armstrong earned a master’s degree in English from the University of Virginia in 1987 and a Ph.D in higher education administration from Boston College in 1996. She also earned an executive leadership certificate in management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2018.

Inauguration Ceremony

Inaugural Address

Inauguration Highlights