Dear Members of the Skidmore Community,
Many of us have seen news coverage of the devastation currently being wrought by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, effects that may extend in time to Louisiana and elsewhere. Our hearts go out to those affected by the terrible winds, tidal surges, and unprecedented flooding. Skidmore’s current student body includes students from Houston and other Texas cities, and a number of our alumni and friends live in the affected areas as well. Beyond that, many of us will have family members and friends who also are dealing with disruption to their lives and businesses. I believe that most—if not all—of us will be touched by this disaster one way or another. So please let us do what we can to lend assistance.
Alumni Relations and College Events reached out last night to our Houston alumni offering support. Student Affairs is partnering with Admissions and Academic Affairs to identify and reach out to our students from affected areas, and Advancement is reaching out to our students’ families. I’ve also asked that members of our Student Affairs staff to share information regarding organizations that are engaged in providing relief to those most directly affected by this storm.
Along with you, Marie and I will continue to hold the many displaced families in our hearts and minds. Thank you for your attention and your concern.