Dear Members of the Skidmore Community,
Many of us have seen news coverage of the devastation currently being wrought by Hurricane
Harvey in Texas, effects that may extend in time to Louisiana and elsewhere. Our hearts
go out to those affected by the terrible winds, tidal surges, and unprecedented flooding.
Skidmore’s current student body includes students from Houston and other Texas cities,
and a number of our alumni and friends live in the affected areas as well. Beyond
that, many of us will have family members and friends who also are dealing with disruption
to their lives and businesses. I believe that most—if not all—of us will be touched
by this disaster one way or another. So please let us do what we can to lend assistance.
Alumni Relations & College Events reached out last night to our Houston alumni offering
support. Student Affairs is partnering with Admissions and Academic Affairs to identify
and reach out to our students from affected areas, and Advancement is reaching out
to our students’ families. I’ve also asked that members of our Student Affairs staff
share information regarding organizations that are engaged in providing relief to
those most directly affected by this storm.
Along with you, Marie and I will continue to hold the many displaced families in our
hearts and minds. Thank you for your attention and your concern.