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Board leadership changes

Suzanne Corbet Thomas ’62 is the new chair of Skidmore’s board of trustees. She succeeds Joan Layng Dayton ’63, the chair since 1998.

Outgoing chair Joan Layng Dayton ’63
  

New trustee chair Sue Corbet Thomas ’62

     A Skidmore parent (as well as daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, and aunt), Dayton joined Skidmore’s board in 1986, chaired the $85 million Journey campaign from 1993 to 1998, and was elected chair of the board in 1998. A leader in the planning and creation of the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, she joined with husband Robert to endow the directorship of the museum. In a resolution last spring, the trustees thanked her for her “dedicated and focused, reasoned and wise, balanced and sensitive leadership,” and said her legacy “will be a source of strength as the College moves ahead in the twenty-first century.”
     Thomas has been a Skidmore club, class, and fundraising volunteer; a leader in major campaign and annual-fund efforts; and a member of the advisory committee that helped develop the Tang Museum. A member of the board since 1989, she has served on its advancement and student-life committees and chaired its special-programs committee. Along with her Skidmore B.A. in sociology, she holds a master’s in social work from Columbia.
     A resident of Summit, N.J., Thomas has lent her support to its Family Service Association and other community causes, as well as to Columbia and Dartmouth, the Pingry School, and the Newark Boys Choir School. As Skidmore’s board chair, she brings a personal commitment to “make certain that the education and experience I was so privileged to enjoy, and the remarkable education and experience that Skidmore offers today, remain available to the next generation.” —SR

 


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