SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 51
(By Senators Cann and Facemire)
Recognizing Salem International University on the occasion of its 125th Anniversary.
Whereas, Salem College received its charter from the State of West Virginia in December 1888, and offered its first term of instruction beginning in April 1889; and
Whereas, Salem College, now known as Salem International University, sits on one hundred beautiful acres of land nestled in the mountains of West Virginia; and
Whereas, Salem International University’s mission is to prepare global citizens with broad knowledge, marketable professional skills and the ability to make decisions with integrity and an international perspective; and
Whereas, Salem International University’s goals are to provide effective educational experiences; design and maintain a unique environment conducive to developing an international citizen; select, support and develop human resources consistent with excellence in leadership, scholarship and work and life skills; and improve student learning, facilitate improvements in teaching and corroborate institutional effectiveness; and
Whereas, Salem International University's list of alumni include CEOs for national and international companies, professional athletes, business executives, educators and even a state governor; and
Whereas, Salem International University has a tradition of academic excellence and innovation and is a valuable asset to the State of West Virginia; and
Whereas, The Senate hereby acknowledges the contributions of Salem International University to the State of West Virginia; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby recognizes Salem International University on the occasion of its 125th Anniversary; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the representatives of Salem International University.