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Class of 2023 Commencement

Dear Seniors and Guests of the Class of 2023:

I look forward to welcoming you and your families, on behalf of the Skidmore College community, to the College's 112th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. We hope that when you read the schedule of activities for Commencement Weekend, you will be as full of anticipation as we are. My wife Barbara Reyes-Conner and I especially look forward to your joining us for a reception Friday afternoon at historic Scribner House, our residence and the former home of Lucy Skidmore Scribner.

As is our tradition, Skidmore will confer honorary degrees during the Commencement ceremony upon renowned academic, author, and art historian Mary Schmidt Campbell and accomplsihed scholar, teacher, and civil rights attorney Frederick M. Lawrence. Joowon Park, assistant professor of anthropology and an affiliate faculty member in Skidmore's Asian Studies and International Affiars programs, has been selected as the faculty speaker. Each of our distinguished guests will briefly address the graduating class. Board of Trustees Chair Nancy W. Hamilton '77, Alumni Association President Robert F. Resnick '88, Class of 2023 President Issy Mejia, Senior Gift project leaders Alex Lewis and Iti Singh, and I will also offer our congratulations.

We look forward to celebrating this special milestone with the Class of 2023, their families, and all our guests in May.


Marc Conner