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President Philip A. Glotzbach

Philip A. Glotzbach

Message from the President

VPFA Search Update & Open Forums


I write to update you on the search for the College's next Vice President for Finance and Administration & Treasurer (VPFA).


Our search consultants assisted us with the recruitment of a robust and diverse pool of VPFA candidates. The search committee completed video interviews and has selected three candidates for campus assessment interviews, which will include an opportunity for community members to attend an Open Candidate Forum for each candidate on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, August 1
    2:30–3:30 p.m., Davis Auditorium
  • Thursday, August 2
    2:30–3:30 p.m., Davis Auditorium
  • Friday, August 3
    2:30–3:30 p.m., Davis Auditorium

Skidmore News

Elissa Nadworny, a 2010 graduate of Skidmore, is now a producer and reporter at NPR. She recently returned to Skidmore's campus to highlight a course she remembers fondly, Presenting the Brand Called Me, and the person behind it, Dean Paul Calhoun.


Interviewing Calhoun as well as several Skidmore students, Nadworny highlighted how Skidmore has been ahead of the curve in offering courses on getting a job and navigating the workplace once you’re hired.


Campus Notes

Jason Breves, assistant professor of biology, was a plenary speaker at the 13th International Congress on the Biology of Fish conference in Calgary on July 16. His lecture titled “Hormonal control of teleost ionocytes: mechanisms of prolactin action,” described his laboratory’s ongoing research into the endocrine control of salt and water balance in fishes.

Christopher Mann, assistant professor of political science, was interviewed for WAMC radio’s July 20 Midday Magazine program for a segment titled, “GOP Attacks NY-19 Democratic Candidate Over Former Rap Career.”

Spa Specials

Skidmore Spotlight

Zachary Schwan works as a leadership gift officer and fundraising coordinator for Friends of Skidmore Athletics in the Office of Advancement.


Schwan will be celebrating his fourth year at Skidmore in December. On his position, he said, “My responsibilities include managing the annual and major gift fundraising for the athletic department and our 19 varsity programs. The success of it is truly a team effort with colleagues in advancement, alumni relations, athletics and across campus.”


CIS Updates

Campus Events

Friday, July 27

8–10 p.m.

Palamountain: Gannett Auditorium


Tuesday, July 31

Noon – 1 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum


Wednesday, August 1

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Arthur Zankel Music Center

Thursday, August 2
7–8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum


Saturday, August 4

7–9 p.m.

Dance Theater

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