Executive-in-Residence Colleen Burke has been Director of the Skidmore-Saratoga Consulting
Partnership for the last six semesters. Colleen has an MBA from Harvard University
and is currently ABD (completing her dissertation). She has been a professor at Skidmore
for 14 years and she has been a consultant to Fortune Five Hundreds, Social Enterprises
and Tech Start-ups for 25 years.
SSCP (formerly SSEP) was created and directed by Professor Roy Rotheim of the Skidmore Economics Department. Under his leadership student consultants successfully partnered with over 100 clients in the region.
In addition, faculty from throughout Skidmore make themselves available to contribute to SSCP clients and guide student consultants. To mention a few of those faculty members who work with SSCP: David Howson, Director of the Arts Administration Program, is a critical adviser to student consultants engaged with not-for-profit organizations; MB Professors Ela Lepkowska-White and Christine Page advise SSCP students on market research, focus groups, and survey creation; MB Professors David Marchinko and Heidi Durkee guide student consultants on key accounting and financial analysis concerns; Studio Art Professor Deborah Hall and her students help with graphics, logos and social media design, and Environmental Studies Professor Nurcan Atalan Helicke has assisted with issues of sustainability and the politics of food. It would not be possible to run the Skidmore-Saratoga Consulting Partnership without the assistance of faculty with such diverse specializations.