The Parents Council is a volunteer group of parents who serve the Skidmore community in many ways. Three primary areas where the Parents 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.
Parents Council meetings are held twice a year on campus, during Celebration Weekend in October and again in the spring, usually in April.
Parents Council Co-chairs for 2018–19
Lisa and Eric Green, parent of Bennett '20
For further information contact Cora Calalang Burns ’94, family leadership giving, 518-580-5659.