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Skidmore College
Communications & Marketing

Communications & Marketing Staff

The Office of Communications and Marketing promotes and protects the reputation of Skidmore College by working closely with academic departments, faculty, student organizations and administrative units, and proactively engaging with internal and external audiences, including regional, national and international news media. The office consists of three units: News and External Relations, Marketing and Engagement and the Skidmore Shop.

Martin A. Mbugua
Vice President for Communications and Marketing
518-580-5746
Martha O'Leary
Associate Director, Brand Communications and Marketing
518-580-5740
Nancy Shaw
Senior Administrative Assistant
518-580-5733
 

News and External Relations

The News and External Relations unit is responsible for content development, Scope magazine and Scope Monthly, event marketing and promotion, video production, photography, local and national media relations, external relations and community engagement. In addition, the unit is responsible for web development and design, custom application development, integration of the College’s content management system and support and user training.

Diane O'Connor
Director of News and External Relations
518-580-5736
Sara Miga
Associate Director, Media Relations and Strategic Communications
518-580-5616
Jon Volks
Associate Director for Web Programming and Design
518-580-5735
Sarah Condon-Meyers
Staff Photographer
518-580-5741
Chris Cruz
Staff Videographer
518-580-5252
Melissa Haas
Web Designer and Developer
518-580-5734
James Helicke
Managing Editor
518-580-5341
Idalia Seplveda
Academic Communications Coordinator
518-580-5673
Angela Valden
Multimedia Content Editor
518-580-5738
 
 
 

Marketing and Engagement

The Marketing and Engagement unit is responsible for brand management, marketing strategy, print and digital design, email communications, social media, paid promotions, digital engagement and content marketing. In addition, this unit has dedicated marketing and project managers for the areas of fundraising and alumni engagement, admissions and recruitment, and athletics.

Luke Meyers
Director of Marketing and Engagement
518-580-5744
Jenn Crewell
Digital Marketing Coordinator
518-580-8117
Chris Diaz
Social Media Manager
518-580-5731
Danielle Hudson
Advancement Marketing Manager
518-580-5729
Bill Jones
Senior Athletic Communications Manager
518-580-5364
Peter MacDonald
Senior Admissions Marketing Manager
518-580-5732
Julia Marco
Content Marketing Manager
518-580-5737
Mike Sylvia
Senior Creative Manager
518-580-5739

Skidmore Shop

The Skidmore Shop assists and supports the educational experience as a source of textbooks and a variety of academic supplies. The Shop is also a marketing, engagement and brand showcase, part of Skidmore’s campus-wide branding, visibility, external relations, marketing and engagement efforts.

Dawn Aria
Sales Manager
518-580-5497
Dawn Greenlaw
Administrative Manager
518-580-5498
Doug Chang
Technology Sales Associate
518-580-5491
Rory Cook
Cashier
518-580-5490
Kathy Jo Gallo
Senior Academic 
Materials Associate 
518-580-5493
Tom Marcellus
Inventory Coordinator
518-580-5499
Becky Mattison
Academic Materials Associate
518-580-5495