Dear Members of the Skidmore Community,
I write to share the news that Kimberly "Kim" M. Verstandig, Interim Collyer Vice
President for Advancement and Campaign Director, is leaving Skidmore to become Vice
President for Advancement at Connecticut College in New London, C.T. Her official
last day on campus will be October 19.
Having previously directed advancement programs at her alma mater, Bucknell University,
as well as at Albany Medical Center and the Albany Academies, Kim came to Skidmore
in 2012 as Campaign Director and was later also named Associate Vice President for
Advancement. She helped coordinate the "quiet" phase of the Creating our Future campaign that launched in late 2013. When longtime Collyer Vice President for Advancement
Michael T. Casey stepped down last spring, Kim agreed to serve as Interim Collyer
Vice President during the search for his replacement. At the same time, she has been
overseeing plans for the campaign’s public kickoff, to be held November 15 in New
York City. Kim has worked tirelessly with our Board of Trustees, including the trustees
on the Campaign Committee; many alumni and parent volunteers; individual, corporate,
and foundation donors; faculty and colleagues across campus; and, of course, the entire
Michael Casey worked with Kim until his departure last spring for Trinity College
in Hartford, C.T. He recalls her as "a wonderfully positive presence in the office."
He adds, "She has done a tremendous job in planning and directing the campaign and
has been an effective and trusted representative of the College with alumni and parents."
I heartily thank Kim for her dedicated service and leadership, including her willingness
to add the interim vice president role to her myriad duties, during these critical
campaign phases. We wish Kim and her family the best in her exciting new pursuits.