The David H. Porter Chair at Skidmore College
Current Holder: Debra Fernandez
Previous Holders: Jeffrey Segrave, Tadahisa Kuroda
Established in 1998 to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Skidmore’s fifth president – as teacher, scholar, musician, role model and leader, as well as punster par excellence, the David H. Porter Chair acknowledges as well the rich and varied programs at the College and the scope and depth of the faculty’s achievements. Porter Professors may be appointed from any discipline or program as best suits current institutional needs and ambitions, thereby reflecting David Porter’s own versatility and multifaceted expertise. Appointment of a faculty member to the Porter Chair will typically last for five years. Members of the faculty will address nominations to the Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs, who will consult with the Committee on Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure, the Department, and, when applicable, the Program concerned, in making a recommendation.