The Office of Conferences and Events works to promote Skidmore College as a unique and inspiring venue for conferences, camps, meetings, retreats, weddings, festivals and special events. The team also supports Skidmore staff, faculty and administrators in planning on-campus meetings and programs.
Skidmore is affiliated with the Association of Collegiate Conferences and Events Directors International (ACCED–I), the Association of College and University Housing Officers International (ACUHO-I), the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau (Discover Saratoga).
We pride ourselves on being an end-to-end event management team. Some of the specific services we provide and areas we oversee at Skidmore include:
- Year-round meeting and event space scheduling and rentals
- Event set-up and oversight services
- Summer conference, camp, event and program operations
- The Surrey-Williamson Inn, including managing guest rooms and overseeing the use of the inn for meetings, weddings and other personal events
- Online event registration services
Director of Conferences and Events
Wendy oversees Skidmore’s external hospitality and event operations. She also leads a team responsible for promoting, planning and coordinating summer conferences, events and programs, summer operations and the Surrey-Williamson Inn. Wendy has worked at Skidmore for over 20 years in various leadership roles related to operations and conferences.
Prior to Skidmore, Wendy worked in hospitality, events and retail settings and is a graduate of Montclair State University. She is a member of the Association of Collegiate Conference and Event Directors International (ACCED-I).
As an Assistant Director, Megan Bove oversees all summer conferences and works with external clients looking to rent Skidmore space for events as well as Surrey-Williamson Inn guest rooms. Her focus is on customer relations and event management. Megan is also responsible for the College's centralized scheduling system.
Prior to joining Skidmore, Megan worked in the hospitality and event industry for several venues, specializing in weddings and large-scale events. Megan has a bachelor’s degree in event management from Johnson and Wales University.
As the Operations Coordinator, Ann is responsible for the year-round management for the Surrey-Williamson Inn guest rooms and for maintaining the department websites and social media. During the summer months, Ann oversees summer operations details, including the Summer Registration and Information Desk and its staff.
Prior to Skidmore, Ann worked as an educator with special education children. Ann has a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University.
As an Assistant Director, Will Gallagher oversees the planning of event logistics, on-campus and as well as at the Surrey-Williamson Inn. His focus is on customer assistance and event management for Skidmore College as well as private weddings and events at the Surrey. Will is also responsible for coordinating the centralized event request system.
Will has spent almost a decade working in higher education events and marketing. Prior to Skidmore, his work focused on on-campus, advancement, and alumni events. Will has a bachelor’s degree from the University at Albany.