Meet the Staff
Campus Life | Leadership Activities | Community Service
Diversity Programs | Religious and Spiritual Life
Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
Case Center 309
Erin joined the SCCR team in August 2014. She received her B.A. from Worcester State College in Broadcast Communications and her M.Ed. from Springfield College in Psychology focusing on Student Personnel Administration.She has been working in the field on student conduct since graduate school and Previously worked st Syracuse University as a Student Conduct Advisor for 3 years. In her spare time, Erin enjoys running and cycling and exploring new cities. She is excited to help develop this new office and campus and looks forward to getting to know Skidmore Students!
Mary Ann Toia
Administrative Assistant for Campus Life &
Mary Ann earned a B.S. degree in communications from the State University of NY College
at Oneonta. She joined the Office of Campus Life in 2011 and is currently the Pre-Orientation
Coordinator managing all programs both on and off campus for First Year Students.
Mary Ann also created a program S.O.L.E (Sophomore Outdoor Leadership Experience)
which launched in August 2012. Prior to coming back to work at Skidmore she worked
at The Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs where her children attended for their early
childhood. Mary Ann was a flight attendant and was able to travel the world extensively
after college. She has a passion for outdoor education and believes in the effectiveness
of experiential learning. When she is not busy at work she is home with her 3 daughters
where they can usually be found doing something outdoors!
Director of Leadership Activities
Robin received his B.A. in English literature from Skidmore College in 2000. After
a brief stint at Abbeville Press in Manhattan, he returned to Saratoga Springs and
Skidmore College where he has worked since 2004. As an advisor to many of Skidmore's
clubs and organizations he helps ensure that their events run smoothly while also
advising elected members of the Student Government Association. When not at work Robin
can be found on the tennis courts (in the summer) or watching his beloved Philadelphia
Flyers (in the winter).
Kris received her Associates Degree in Accounting from Nassau Community College on Long Island, where she grew up. After moving to Saratoga Springs fifteen years ago with her family, Kris joined the Skidmore staff and is thrilled to be entering her tenth year as the financial advisor and coordinator for all student clubs and organizations on campus. Outside of Skidmore, her interests include running, skiing and newly discovered, hiking. Her favorite place to be...the beach. Stop by Case Center 222 to say hello!
Community Service Staff
Director of Community Service Programs
Michelle received her B.A. in American Studies from Grinnell College as has completed post-graduate work at SUNY Plattsburgh in the field of Higher Education Management and Administration. She has been at Skidmore for nine years. Michelle worked at The Doane Stuart School in Albany, New York, as Director of Administrative services, and as a Membership and Marketing Director at the Glens Falls Family YMCA before coming to Skidmore.
Diversity Programs Staff
Director of Student Diversity Programs
Mariel received her B.A. in Sociology from Shippensburg University and her Master's Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. She is excited to embark on her sixth year at Skidmore as Director of Student Diversity Programs. Over the past five years, Mariel has worked in Residential Life, taught classes about oppression in the U.S., and a First-Year Seminar Course about the history of diversity at Skidmore and within higher education. Mariel is a certified anti-gay bias trainer, trained mediator, and social justice advocate. Her research and academic background focuses on educational experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth and motherhood, role negotiation and kinship formation in lesbian-parented families. Most recently, Mariel's interests include anti-racism strategies, issues of whiteness and privilege, and the intersections of race, sexual orientation and gender identity. Stop by Case Center 224 and meet her!
OSDP Program Coordinator
Silvena is fresh off a stint at the University of Michigan getting her Master’s degree in Higher Education, working as a facilitator for the Summer Youth Dialogues (dialogues on race/ethnicity for Detroit high school youth), and developing social justice programming as a CommonGround graduate intern at UM’s Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR). She is also a proud graduate of Bryn Mawr College with a B.A. in Sociology. During college, she spent three years working with Chinatown Youth Initiatives, a New York City based youth leadership organization where she gained a deep appreciation for sitting in circles. Her academic interests include the role that institutions of higher education play in reproducing or contesting inequalities in surrounding communities and in society, queer of color theory as a basis for research in higher education, and the experiences of students of color in understanding the construction of race/ethnicity in colleges and universities. But most importantly, Silvena loves transformative crying and karaoke (especially to Taylor Swift).
Religious & Spiritual Life Staff
Director of Religious and Spiritual Life: TBA
Coordinator of Jewish Student Life and Interfaith Programming
This is Lollie’s second year with Campus Life at Skidmore College. Last year she worked
to make a more active Jewish Student life on campus. Hillel offered a weekly discussion,
a monthly speaker series at Shabbat Dinner, holiday events, and for the first time
a group of Skidmore students participated in a Birthright trip to Israel. She previously
was a Public Educator for NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, implementing
awareness presentations with the goal of increased understanding and acceptance of
people who have disabilities. She has taught people of all ages and is looking forward
to this coming year. She is hoping to promote a message of mutual respect and positive
interactions between people of different backgrounds & faiths. Lollie lives locally
and is a member of Temple Sinai in Saratoga Springs. She has been on the Schuylerville
Planning Board, a Girl Scout Leader, worked as an admissions interviewer at Skidmore
and is also an avid gardener. Lollie received a BS from University of Connecticut
in Education and an MS in Recreation Therapy from Long Island University.