Dr. Kelli Armstrong was recently named eighth president of Salve Regina University

Dr. Kelli Armstrong, Salve Regina’s eighth president who officially began her duties at the beginning of this month, will initiate her social media outreach by taking over the university’s Instagram account – @salveregina – for two days next week, Wednesday and Thursday, July 17 and 18.

Dr. Armstrong will initiate Instagram stories and posts on both days, sharing content from a few of her favorite new campus locations and from out in the Newport community, including a stop at the Aquidneck Grower’s Market on Memorial Boulevard.

During her presidential tenure, Dr. Armstrong plans to continue her social media presence by posting on the university’s social media accounts with the hashtag – #salvepresident.

Below is a full list of the University’s official social media accounts:

Armstrong comes to Salve Regina from Boston College, where she served most recently as vice president for planning and assessment, overseeing a broad range of activities and initiatives that promoted the use of information and planning in strategic decision making. She previously served the BC community as associate vice president (2006-2012) and director of the institutional research department that she established there (2004-2006), as well as serving as associate vice chancellor for enrollment management (2002-2004) at UMass Boston.

“Salve Regina has a bright, exciting future and I look forward to working with the entire university community to advance its mission,” Armstrong said. “The Sisters of Mercy’s values of social justice and service closely align with my own. They have created a wonderful educational environment that is unique in its preparation of students for lifelong learning with a moral compass.”

In addition to her tenure at Boston College, Armstrong has worked in institutional research and enrollment management at Bates College, Tufts University and the University of Massachusetts system. A graduate of Bates College, she holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D in higher education administration from Boston College. She also earned an executive leadership certificate in management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.