An update from President Glotzbach
Dear Members of the Skidmore Community,
A reminder that all staff and faculty members are invited to attend a community meeting via Zoom from 2 to 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 20. We will provide updates on Class of 2024 admissions figures, the May Board of Trustees meeting, the COVID-19 working group, the academic planning working group, and five-year budget planning, as well as answer questions.
As you may have seen, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that phase-one businesses can begin reopening today. Other industries are expected to follow in two-week periods. We continue to monitor guidance from local and state officials and will share updates regarding our plans to return to campus as they are available. Until then, as I said last week, we will continue teleworking.
I am also pleased to share that Skidmore received $820,317 in emergency financial aid grants for students through the Federal CARES Act, and as of May 14, the College has awarded $313,829 to 227 students. U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens who have filed a 2019-2020 FAFSA have been sent two emails with a link to the funding application, and submissions will continue to be reviewed for as long as funds remain available. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or consult the COVID-19 information page.
Lastly, I would like to commend students, faculty and staff for finishing out this challenging spring semester with dedication and creativity. It has been inspiring to see the resourcefulness and imagination demonstrated in students’ capstone and final projects, and moving to see individual departments celebrate their students in innovative, memorable ways.
Marie and I look forward to continuing this celebration as we prepare to honor our 2020 graduates with a virtual Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 30.
Philip A. Glotzbach