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Skidmore Parents Program

Parent and Family Council

Skidmore's Parent Council MeetingThe Parent and Family Council is a volunteer group of parents who serve the Skidmore community in many ways.  Three primary areas where the Parents and Family Council provides much-needed leadership and works closely with the college include:

  • Admissions Office: Council members are strong advocates for the Skidmore experience by hosting admissions receptions in their local communities or representing Skidmore at college fairs. Many members of the council are members of the Parent-to-Parent program. In this program, current parents make phone calls to parents of accepted students to answer questions, promote the college and to encourage those students to attend.
  • Career Development Center: Council members get involved as career mentors, hosting "job shadow" days or hosting Skidmore interns.
  • Annual Parents Fund: Council members play a prominent role in the success of the Skidmore Annual Parents Fund. Financial contributions from parents through the Annual Parents Fund have allowed the college to enhance the educational experience for all our students.

Parent and Family Council meetings are held twice a year on campus, during Celebration Weekend in October and again in the spring, usually in April.

Parent and family Council Co-chairs for 2022–23

Julie and Mark Jones, parents of Carter ’23.

For Further Information

For more information, contact Carey Anne Zucca, Collyer Vice President for Advancement, at 518-580-5660 or email