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Skidmore College
Committee on Intercultural and Global Understanding

Consortium on High Achievement and Success

Founded in 2000, the Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS) is composed of 26 selective liberal arts colleges and small universities dedicated to promoting high achievement, leadership and personal satisfaction of students on member campuses, with a focus on promoting success among students of color. CHAS develops programs to engage the whole student academically, socially and culturally. CHAS is supported by its members and is hosted by Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

Skidmore joined CHAS in 2007 as part of an effort to advance Skidmore's Strategic plan, which includes promoting intercultural and global understanding. Since 2007, Skidmore CHAS representatives have organized pedagogy workshops, hosted the CHAS Black and Latino Male conference in 2009, carried out a climate survey, and supported other activities that support diversity and inclusion.

The following individuals are Skidmore's representatives to CHAS:

  • W. Rochelle Calhoun, Dean of Student Affairs
  • Michael Ennis-McMillan, Director and Associate Professor, Anthropology Department
  • Susan Layden, Associate Dean of Student Affairs
  • Mariel Martin, Director of Student Diversity Programs
  • Patricia Rubio, Associate Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Spanish