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Skidmore College

Office of Admissions

Admission to Skidmore College is competitive and selective. Every year, we are fortunate to receive thousands of applications from a diverse range of students who demonstrate strong academic aptitude, intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness and an energetic commitment to learning.

As the Office of Admissions, it's our mission to seek the next generation of creative thinkers whose abilities, interests, character and background give them the greatest promise of profiting from and contributing to Skidmore. 

But above all, we're here to assist you as you choose Skidmore.

Skidmore College Admissions Staff

Jessica Ricker

Jessica Ricker
Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid  
(518) 580-5588


Janessa Dunn
Janessa Dunn
Director of Admissions  
(518) 580-5587  
Matt Cohen

Matt Cohen  
Senior Associate Director  
(518) 580-5579  

Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts (Berkshires), Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, New York (Rockland County), Tennessee, Vermont
Email Matt

Xiara Colon

Xiara Colon  
Assistant Director of Admissions
(518) 580-5578

Arizona, Connecticut (Hartford), Iowa, New Mexico, New York (Bronx, Manhattan), Texas, Wisconsin, Domincan Republic, Puerto Rico

Darren Drabek

Darren Drabek  
Associate Director and Coordinator of International Admissions  
(518) 580-8331 

Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington State, Asia, Canada, Europe, Middle East, South Africa
Email Darren

Eric Egan  

Eric Egan  
Associate Director of Admissions
(518) 580-5685

California (Southern), Massachusetts (Boston & suburbs), New York (Long Island, Capital District, North Country, Western, Central), North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina


Mindy Hapeman Rose '97
Mindy Hapeman Rose '97

Associate Director and Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives
(518) 580-8413 

California (Northern), Colorado, Indiana, New Jersey (Bergen & Central), New York (Manhattan), Nevada


Sarah Ireland

Sarah Ireland  
Associate Director  
(518) 580-8332 

Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia
Email Sarah

Tiffany Kapela-Barlow

Tiffany Kapela-Barlow ‘19
Assistant Director 
(518) 580-5583  

Arkansas, Connecticut (Fairfield County), Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Nebraska, New York (Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island), Oklahoma
Email Tiffany

Lisa Rinaolo-Johnson '88

Lisa Rinaolo-Johnson '88 
Associate Director  
(518) 580-5575

Alabama, Massachusetts (Western & Central), Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey (Central & Southern), New York (Dutchess, Hudson Valley, Westchester), Utah, Wyoming
Email Lisa

Gabby Vuillaume '21

Gabby Vuillaume '21
Assistant Director
(518) 580-8334

Connecticut (New Haven), Illinois, Massachusetts (Cape Cod & South of Boston), North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota
Email Gabby

Administrative Staff  

Leah Casey
Leah Casey  
Admissions Assistant  
(518) 580-5574  
Email Leah
Alisa DiBlasi
Alisa DiBlasi  
Admissions Receptionist  
(518) 580-8351  
Email Alisa
Eileen DiDonato
Eileen DiDonato  
Administrative Assistant to the Vice President 
(518) 580-5588  
Email Eileen
Kyle Dzurica
Kyle Dzurica  
Assistant Information Management Coordinator  
(518) 580-5582  
Email Kyle
Eriko Fujita
Eriko Fujita  
Admissions Assistant  
(518) 580-8333 
Email Eriko
David Loatman
David Loatman 
Information Management Coordinator  
(518) 580-5581 
Email Dave
MaryLee Thornton
MaryLee Thornton 
Admissions Events Assistant  
(518) 580-5585 
Email MaryLee
Helen Woolley
Helen Woolley  
Administrative Assistant to the Director 
(518) 580-5576 
Email Helen