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President Marc C. Conner would like to thank all members of the Skidmore community who participated in this week's community forums on the College's plans for fall 2020 and for the helpful feedback and important questions as the planning process continues. Recordings of the Faculty Community Forum and the Staff Community Forum are now available to view. Skidmore also hosted three separate forums for first-years, transfers and their families; returning students; and families of returning students.

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Skidmore is working through the details of a plan that will allow for safe team practice and competition for student-athletes, and the Liberty League Presidents Council has agreed on a plan for a return to athletics competition this fall.

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Sarah Delaney Vero

Vero appointed interim director of Human Resources

Sarah Delaney Vero has been appointed interim director of Human Resources effective immediately. In addition, she will serve as the acting assistant director for Employment, Compliance, and Workforce Diversity.


Vero, a labor and employment attorney, served as interim HR director from September 2018 to February 2019 after having worked with Skidmore�s HR team as an external legal consultant and investigator since 2008. She also served as interim Title IX coordinator and deputy Title IX coordinator for student affairs.


Vero will oversee the department of Human Resources and will report directly to Donna Ng, vice president for finance and administration and treasurer.

Faculty-Staff Achievements

Click here for details about the achievements below.


K. Aurelia Ball, assistant professor of chemistry, co-authored an academic article. Read more >>


Giuseppe Faustini, professor of Italian, published a one-act play in Italian. Read more >>


Kimberley Frederick, professor of chemistry, received a grant to develop innovative pedagogy. Read more >>


Contact tracing discussion and Q&A

Aarathi Prasad, assistant professor of computer science, will give a talk, �Contact Tracing: What You Should Know� at noon Thursday, July 9, via Zoom. The talk will include discussion of manual and digital contact tracing and privacy concerns, followed by a Q&A session. Register for the virtual event through the Saratoga Springs Public Library website.


Palmertown project video series

Learn about the Palmertown Range Project, an exciting new community initiative that envisions a 13-mile multi-modal trail connecting Saratoga Springs to Moreau Lake State Park, by viewing the new Palmertown Range Video Series on Facebook or YouTube. The series will culminate with an informal virtual Q&A session at 7 p.m. Monday, July 13. For more information about the Palmertown Trail, visit Saratoga PLAN�s website or contact Levi Rogers.


Skidmore Shop

Get free AirPods with the purchase of a Mac or an iPad. Visit the Skidmore Shop�s tech page to see all eligible Apple devices. Please contact Doug Chang with any questions.


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Accessing College Resources

The following resources and services are currently available to the Skidmore community. Updates and additions to this list will be posted each week in the Skidmore Weekly Bulletin. Please submit updates to this list by email.


Skidmore College continues to provide campus-wide COVID-19 updates here.


Accounts Payable

Accounts Payable staff are working remotely and strongly encourage sending documentation (invoices, check requests, expense reports and other forms) electronically through scanned email attachments to Accounts Payable. Original signatures are not required, and scanned copies will be accepted. If a preparer or approver is unable to physically sign a document, Accounts Payable will accept an email directly from the individual. Please note in the email, "As an authorized signor for my department, I have reviewed and approved the attached payment request." Please note that most vendor payments are now being made by ACH transfer and employee reimbursements are being processed as a check mailed to your home address on file. Please email Accounts Payable if you have any cash deposits, and special arrangements for building access and drop-off will be made with Campus Safety or the Card Office.


Career Development Center 

The Career Development Center continues to support all students. For details about what resources are available and how to access them, see the CDC's COVID-19 FAQ page. 


Center for Leadership, Teaching, and Learning

For summer faculty professional development opportunities, see CLTL's Summer 2020 Professional Development Calendar.


Community Service 

The Office of Community Service Programs continues to share ways to give back. Like the Skidmore Office of Community Service Facebook page for weekly updates. 


Employee Assistance Program

Employees seeking counseling services may make use of the Employee Assistance Program.


Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office staff is fully available by email and by phone at 518-580-5750. They are checking voicemails regularly.


First-Year Experience

The First-Year Experience office is reachable by email and by phone at 518-580-8111. 


Health Services and the Counseling Center

Health Services and the Counseling Center are available to support students.


Human Resources/Payroll

Human Resources continues to provide assistance to employees via phone or email. HR is also offering new resources such as guidance on Best Practices for Telecommuting.


Non-exempt employees with questions concerning time entry should contact Joan Rivers in Payroll.


Information Technology

Information Technology asks faculty to email all Help Desk requests to a new Faculty Help Desk to expedite responses. In your email, it is essential that you include a cellphone or landline number so someone from IT can contact you. Calling the Help Desk phone line will not be your quickest means of support.


Staff should continue to submit IT support requests by emailing the Help Desk or calling 518-580-5900 from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Off-Campus Study & Exchanges

The Office of Off-Campus Study & Exchanges will continue to offer walk-in advising through phone calls or video chats from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sign up here. 


Opportunity Program

The Opportunity Program remains available to offer support to all OP students, on campus and off.


Post Office

Skidmore College Post Office hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Friday. The window is closed Tuesdays. There are no deliveries on the weekend. For more information, email the Skidmore Post Office.



Pre-Orientation Programs is working to assemble a team of peer leaders to help welcome Skidmore�s Class of 2024. Follow Pre-Orientation on Instagram and Facebook. For more information, email Mary Ann Toia.


Print Services

Print Services is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are experiencing a service issue or have a printing question, contact Jim Pfoh. 



The Purchasing Office is fully operational and accessible by emailing Anne Petruzzelli or Carol Schnitzer or leaving a voicemail at 518-580-5848 or 518-580-5849.


Residential Life

Students can reach the Office of Residential Life by email or by phone by leaving a message at 518-580-5765. Messages are checked regularly during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Residential Life webpage or check Instagram for updates.


Scribner Library

Scribner Library is now circulating physical books from its collections via �curbside� pick-up. To request materials, fill out the library�s online form. For more information about the library's coronavirus response, visit the library's COVID-19 page.


A new Scribner Library website is now ready for beta testing. Share your feedback through an online form. To minimize disruption during the fall semester, the library will retain its current website through December and transition to the new site in January. The library also has a new platform for accessing digital collections, and Creative Matter, an institutional repository for scholarship by staff, faculty and students, has been reorganized and is now set up to allow faculty to upload their content.


Tang Teaching Museum

The Tang is open online while the building is closed. Find exhibitions, at-home art-making projects and more on the new Tang at Home webpage.

 Please send submissions to the Office of Communications and Marketing. 

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