Meet our staff
Joshua J. Nelson, M.Ed.
Director of Leadership Activities
Office: Case Center 228
Joshua Nelson joined Skidmore College in 2012, and provides guidance and assistance to support the efforts and activities of individual students, approximately 90 diverse registered student clubs, and the entire campus community in realizing a vibrant co-curricular and socially-just student life. Joshua has extensive experience advising and mentoring Student Government Associations (SGAs), including the financial operations of all student organizations, and the dissemination of the student activities fees. He is available to assist students in developing skills around group dynamics, self-advocacy, conflict resolution, event-planning, communication,and ethical leadership. A graduate of St. Lawrence University, majoring in Anthropology and African Studies, Joshua traveled extensively as an undergraduate and developed an appreciation for the skills of conflict resolution, effective communication and social justice advocacy. In 2008, Joshua completed his M.Ed in Educational Policy, Research and Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, focusing on Higher Education and Social Justice Education. He has participated in extensive work around understanding and breaking down systems of oppression and privilege, including the Social Justice Training Institute (SJTI), and serving as a facilitator for the Intergroup Dialog Projects at various institutions throughout the Northeast.
Office: Case 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).
SGA Financial Coordinator
Office: Case 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 and coordinator to the Student Government Association as well as all student clubs and organizations on campus. Outside of Skidmore, her interests include running, hiking and yoga Her favorite place to be.... the beach. Stop by Case Center 222 to say hello!!