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Office of Campus Life and Engagement

Meet the Staff

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Mariel L. Martin
Associate Dean of Student Affairs/Title IX Deputy CoordinatorMariel
Office of Campus Life & Engagement
Case Center  310

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 eleventh year at Skidmore as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Campus Life & Engagement and to continue as the Title IX Deputy Coordinator. Throughout her tenure at Skidmore Mariel served as director of Student Diversity Programs for eight years. Mariel has also worked in Residential Life and taught courses about oppression in the U.S. and a First-Year Seminar Course about the history of diversity at Skidmore and within higher education. Mariel also served on the Bias Response Group, co-chaired the Committee on Intercultural and Global Understanding, and currently chairs the Advisory Council on Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct. Her research and academic background focus 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 student development and building a vibrant, inclusive campus community. Stop by Case Center 310 and meet her!

MtoiaMary Ann Toia
Pre-Orientation Coordinator
Administrative Assistant; Office of Campus Life & Engagement

Case Center 309

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. She spent 18 months raising a guide dog who is now successfully guiding in Ohio (pictured). When she is not busy at work she is home with her 3 daughters where they can usually be found doing something outdoors!


Michelle HubbsMichelle Hubbs
Director; Office of Community Service 
Case Center 240

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.


Robin Adams

Robin Adams
Director; Office of Leadership Activities
Case Center 226B

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).


Tory Atkins

Assistant Director; Office of Leadership Activities
Case Center 228Tory

Tory joined the Skidmore Campus Life and Engagement Team in October 2015. She received a B.S. in History and Political Science from Lesley University and a M.S. in College Student Development and Counseling at Northeastern University. During her time in grad school she had the chance to work in student programming at many institutions including Northeastern, Tufts University, Berklee College of Music, and Occidental College. She is excited to take everything she’s learned and put it into action at Skidmore! Prior to grad school, Tory completed 3 years of national service with AmeriCorps as a VISTA with Massachusetts Campus Compact. In her spare time, Tory can be found trying to see as many concerts as possible, binge watching her favorite TV shows & movies, or taking road trips. She can’t wait to get to know Skidmore students and become a part of the Skidmore community! 



Nicki DamianoNicki Damiano
Coordinator of Club Sports; Office of Leadership Activities
Case Center 220

Nicki received her B.A. in History Education from SUNY Cortland in 2007 and her M.S. in Ethnic Geography in 2009 from Binghamton University. Nicki first served as Assistant Swimming Coach for Skidmore from 2009-2011 and returned in August of 2015 in the same position. Nicki also teaches Beginning Swimming and Swim for Fitness for the Physical Activity Department on campus. During her four years away from Skidmore, Nicki served as the Head Swimming & Diving Coach/Aquatics Director for SUNY Cobleskill where her athletes broke over 50 schools records and won their conference championship during the 2015 season. Nicki is looking forward to creating a positive environment for all Club Sports and eager to work with the Club officers and students.



Kris ScullyKris Leggiero
SGA Accountant; Office of Leadership Activities
Case Center 222 

Kris received her Associates Degree in Accounting from Nassau Community College on Long Island, where she grew up. Kris joined the Skidmore staff in 2001 as the financial advisor to the Student Government Association as well as all student clubs and organizations. Kris provides oversight of the student activity fee allocations and expenditures, financial policies and procedures, as well as leadership training on budgeting and finance. Kris is the primary advisor to the SGA VP of Financial Affairs as well as the advisor to the Budget and Finance Committee. Stop by Case Center 222 to say hello!!



Parker Diggory
Director; Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
Case Center  227Parker

Parker is currently a PhD candidate in Hebrew Bible at Emory University where she also received her M.Div. from the Candler School of Theology. She holds a B.A. from Middlebury College where she studied Religion and Theater. Her research interests include the intersections of religious texts and practice and the impact of archaeology and history on biblical interpretation. Her work with individual faith communities has ranged from preaching to liturgical dance to social justice activism. She has also worked in the non-profit sector on inter-religious collaboration for peace and development.  A Saratoga native, Parker is happy to back in the Skidmore community and close to Adirondack hiking and cross-country skiing. 


Lollie AbramsonLollie Abramson
Coordinator;  Jewish Student Life and Interfaith Programming
Case Center 309

This is Lollie’s fifth year with Campus Life at SkidmoreCollege. She previously worked for 32 years as a Public Educator for NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities. Lollie developed and implemented awareness presentations with the goal of increased understanding and acceptance of people who have disabilities. She has taught people of all ages. Lollie is excited to be promoting a message of mutual respect and positive interactions between people of different backgrounds & faiths and to help in making an active Jewish campus life. She works closely with Skidmore Hillel as well as with the Saratoga Jewish community to bring a variety of Jewish Themed programs to campus. 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.


Jennifer Schmid-Fareed

Jennifer Schmid-Fareed
Program Coordinator Skidmore Mindfulness; Office of Spiritual & Religious Life
Case Center 309

Jennifer is a yoga and meditation teacher who spent ten years studying and working at Ananda Ashram, a Yoga Retreat and Spiritual Educational Center in Monroe, New York. At the ashram she immersed herself in the practices and principles of Yoga as a scientific and spiritual path, the study of the Sanskrit language, and the ancient Scriptures of India. She also coordinated many of the ashram’s Retreat Center events and taught classes. Jennifer holds a B.S. from the University at Buffalo where she studied Psychology and Communications. As a teacher, she has a deep passion to create healing space. Using the natural expression of movement supported by the breath, she strives to create a balanced practice focused on inner awareness and mindfulness and loves weaving sound healing into her offerings. The ancient path of yoga continues to inspire Jennifer and transform her life, and she’s very excited to have joined the Skidmore community.


Erin DagleErin Dagle
Assistant Director; Office 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!




LatishaLatisha Barnett
Director; Office of Student Diversity
Case Center 224

Latisha received her B.A. In Sociology from the State University of New York at Fredonia and her M.S. Ed. from The College of Saint Rose with a focus on College Student Services Administration. She previously worked at The College of Saint Rose for 12 years where she served as the Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs for 2 years and then as the Director of Student Life for 10 years. She also has experience teaching as an adjunct professor for the core course, Social and Cultural Foundations, in the College Student Services Administration Master's program at Saint Rose. Latisha has also worked in non-profit as a Service Coordinator advocating for the needs of individuals with disabilities. 

Candace Hairston
Associate Director; Office of Student DiversityCandace
Case Center 225

Candace Hairston earned a B.A. in Communication from the State University of New York at Geneseo and an M.Ed. from Loyola
University Chicago. At Loyola University Chicago, she worked at the University of Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Shimer College. Prior to attending graduate school, she was the Development Fellow at Project Sunshine, a nonprofit "that provides free educational, recreational, and social programs to children and families living with medical challenges". Candace hopes to bring her range of experiences to Skidmore College to continue to build a more inclusive and equitable campus. Prior to her appointment at Skidmore College, Candace interned at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom for 6 months. In her free time, Candace loves to chat about all things Beyoncé, curl up with a good book and travel. Come in and say hello!