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Alumni planners

Ever wonder what the alumni association’s board of directors is all about? Charged with developing, supporting, and enhancing the relationship between Skidmore alumni and the college itself, we’re a team of volunteers that represents many different classes and parts of the country (from San Francisco to Portland, Maine). Three times a year we meet on campus to work on programs that connect alums to each other and to the institution. These connections are fostered in class programs, affinity groups, and regional clubs. We partner with volunteers in each of these areas to provide guidance and support through the college’s alumni affairs office. Here’s a very small sample of programs we’re working on this year:

Bill Ladd ’83, chair of reunions, has contacted many alums to encourage them to attend class reunions. He’s also working to set up a mini-reunion for riding alumni, including the polo and equestrian teams.

Davis Bradford ’96, chair of young alumni giving, is strengthening annual-fund participation among the youngest classes through the Porter Associates (a giving society recognizing generous donors in the most recent ten classes) and through employer matching-gift programs.

Ellen Hannan ’78, chair of career and professional development, works with New York City–area alums on an initiative called SkidBiz, connecting graduates working in business, finance, marketing, public relations, consulting, and related fields. It’s at

Angel Perez ’98, chair of diversity, is working with Michele Forté ’90, chair of alumni clubs, on regional events featuring Skidmore faculty whose interests and research relate to cultural, social, racial, or gender diversity.

You can meet all of us on the board at Drop us a line—we’re here for you!

Deborah Sehl Coons ’72,
Alumni Association President

Deborah Sehl Coons ’72,
Alumni Association President