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Meet our staff



Tory Atkins

Assistant Director
Case Center 312

Tory joined the Skidmore Campus Life and Engagement Team in October 2015. She received a B.S. in history and political science from Lesley University and a M.S. in college student development and counseling from Northeastern University. During her time in grad school she had the chance to work in student programming at many institutions including Northeastern, Tufts University, Berklee College of Music and Occidental College. She is excited to take everything she’s learned and put it into action at Skidmore! Prior to grad school, Tory completed three years of national service with AmeriCorps as a VISTA with Massachusetts Campus Compact. In her spare time, Tory can be found trying to see as many concerts as possible, binge-watching her favorite TV shows and movies or taking road trips. She can’t wait to get to know Skidmore students and become a part of the Skidmore community!

Kris Leggiero

Kris Leggiero

SGA Accountant
Case Center 310

Kris received her associate's degree in accounting from Nassau Community College on Long Island, where she grew up. Kris joined the Skidmore staff in 2001 as the financial advisor to the Student Government Association as well as all student clubs and organizations. Kris provides oversight of the student activity fee allocations and expenditures, financial policies and procedures, as well as leadership training on budgeting and finance. Kris is the primary advisor to the SGA VP of Financial Affairs as well as the advisor to the Budget and Finance Committee. 

Nicki Damiano

Nicki Damiano

Coordinator of Club Sports
Case Center 311

Nicki received her B.A. in history education from SUNY Cortland in 2007 and her M.S. in ethnic geography in 2009 from Binghamton University. Nicki first served as Assistant Swimming Coach for Skidmore from 2009 to 2011 and returned in August of 2015 in the same position. Nicki also teaches "Beginning Swimming" and "Swim for Fitness" for the physical activity and recreation program on campus. During her four years away from Skidmore, Nicki served as the Head Swimming and Diving Coach/Aquatics Director for SUNY Cobleskill, where her athletes broke more than 50 schools records and won their conference championship during the 2015 season. Nicki is looking forward to creating a positive environment for all club sports and eager to work with the club officers and students.