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111th Commencement Exercises

With appeals for social justice and charges to change the world — without forgetting to pause for moments of joy — Skidmore College conferred 589 degrees to the Class of 2022 during the College’s 111th Commencement Exercises.

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A recording of the virtual State-of-the-College Finances and Compensation Presentation led by President Marc Conner on Tuesday, May 24, is available online. Vice President of Finance and Administration Donna Ng, Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Orr, and Interim Director of Human Resources Sarah Delaney Vero provide information about the budget for next year as approved by the Board of Trustees; the budget for this current fiscal year; next year’s general salary adjustment (GSA); results from the staff and faculty compensation studies; Skidmore benefits and compensation; and other key elements of the College’s financial status and outlook.

COVID-19 Updates

The College’s Campus Planning webpage is up to date and includes information regarding current policies and guidelines, an archive of College messages, public health resources, the COVID-19 Dashboard, and more.


As a reminder, indoor masking is currently required in public spaces throughout campus and will remain in place for at least as long as the CDC continues to designate the Saratoga County Community Level as "High." KN95 masks (or equivalent) are required.

Dining Services

Please visit the Dining Services website regularly for updates, Spa specials, hours of operation, and other information.

Human Resources

Human Resources encourages Skidmore staff to review open positions on campus and to encourage their professional networks to apply. You can also access current open positions for external applicants here.

Skidmore Spotlight

Amy Murray, budget coordinator for Skidmore Athletics, provides administrative support for all of Skidmore’s 19 varsity teams. She also creates and submits NCAA and U.S. Department of Education Equity in Athletics Acts (EADA) reports annually.

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Faculty-Staff Achievements

Please note: Faculty-Staff Achievements will not be published over the summer, from June 1 through Aug. 24.

Staff and faculty members Kyle Bernard, Darren Drabek, Gove Effinger, Amon Emeka, Alison Hart, Kirsten Hogenson, Dan Johnston, Rachel Roe-Dale, James Wachter, and Garrett Wilson represented Skidmore in the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge. Read more>>


Nurcan Atalan-Helicke, associate professor of environmental studies and sciences, received a research grant. Read more>>


Jason Breves, associate professor and chair of the Biology Department, delivered an invited lecture at Ohio University. Read more>>


Eunice Ferreira, associate professor of theater, has been appointed a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 2022-2023. Read more>>


Christopher Mann, associate professor of political science, was interviewed for a news report by WKTV News Channel 2. Read more>>


Ron Seyb, associate professor of political science, was interviewed by WNYT-NewsChannel13 and NBC5 news. Read more>>


Wendy Taylor, administrative assistant in the Office of Academic Advising, and Helen Woolley Sarro, assistant to the director of Admissions, are leading a local “Plant A Row” campaign to help alleviate hunger in our local communities. Read more>>


Class of 2020 Commencement Celebration

At long last, nearly 300 members of the Class of 2020 and their families will return to campus June 3 and 4 to reunite with each other and Skidmore during a wonderful weekend of activities. Faculty and staff are invited to attend two events planned for the special occasion: a lunch in Murray-Aikins Dining Hall from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Friday, June 3, and a Celebration Ceremony from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, in Arthur Zankel Music Center. The program will also be livestreamed in Filene Recital Hall. Please register by May 31.


Fiscal Year-End Reminders from Financial Services

Please review these detailed guidelines ahead of the close of the fiscal year on May 31. You are encouraged to submit expense reimbursements, invoices for payment, and related items in advance of the deadlines. As a reminder, all transactions are now handled through Oracle Cloud.


SWB summer publication schedule

From June 1 through Aug. 24, the Bulletin will be published biweekly and distributed to faculty and staff only. It will also be posted online. The Faculty-Staff Achievements section will not be published over the summer. SWB will resume weekly publication (with Faculty-Staff Achievements) on Aug. 31. Biweekly issues of SWB will be published June 1, 15, and 29; July 13 and 27; and Aug. 10 and 24. The deadline for submission is Monday at noon. To submit an announcement or for inquiries, please contact


Skidmore Community Rowing starts June 6

Skidmore Community Rowing is offering several programs starting May 24. SCR Adult Learn to Row: Learn the basics of rowing under the guidance of the Skidmore Rowing staff. Join us for six sessions starting May 24 and become proficient in the basics of rowing. If you are unable to make it during this time, email Coach Manny to discuss your options. The cost is $125. SCR Adult Programming: Our traditional Adult LTR starts June 6. With an emphasis on fitness and technique, work out three or four times a week on Fish Creek in a supportive and welcoming environment. SCR is $580. No experience is necessary for either program.


Center for Leadership, Teaching, and Learning

The Scholarly and Creative Endeavors (SCE) group will continue to meet throughout the summer. Have lunch with folks outside Case Center or participate via Zoom. June Paul and Ruth McAdams will facilitate a group from noon to 1 p.m. each Tuesday, from May 31 through July 1. Aarathi Prasad and Lia Ball will facilitate from noon to 1 p.m. during the second summer session each Tuesday, from July 5 through Aug. 5.


Reunion Student Assistant Positions

The Office of Alumni Relations and College Events has temporary job openings for students (16 to 23 years old) for two Alumni Reunion Weekends, June 2-5 and June 10-12. Please apply online by May 31. Contact Janis Petroski for more information.


Skidmore Shop

The Skidmore Shop will be closed the week of May 23. It will reopen on Tuesday, May 31.


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