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Skidmore College
Office of the President

Kimberly "Kim" M. Verstandig

September 29, 2017

KimDear Members of the Skidmore Community,

I write to share the news that Kimberly "Kim" M. Verstandig, Interim Collyer Vice President for Advancement and Campaign Director, is leaving Skidmore to become Vice President for Advancement at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. Her official last day on campus will be October 19.

Having previously directed advancement programs at her alma mater, Bucknell University, as well as at Albany Medical Center and the Albany Academies, Kim came to Skidmore in 2012 as Campaign Director and was later also named Associate Vice President for Advancement. She helped coordinate the "quiet" phase of the Creating our Future campaign that launched in late 2013. When longtime Collyer Vice President for Advancement Michael T. Casey stepped down last spring, Kim agreed to serve as Interim Collyer Vice President during the search for his replacement. At the same time, she has been overseeing plans for the campaign’s public kickoff, to be held November 15 in New York City. Kim has worked tirelessly with our Board of Trustees, including the trustees on the Campaign Committee; many alumni and parent volunteers; individual, corporate, and foundation donors; faculty and colleagues across campus; and, of course, the entire advancement staff.

Michael Casey worked with Kim until his departure last spring for Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He recalls her as "a wonderfully positive presence in the office." He adds, "She has done a tremendous job in planning and directing the campaign and has been an effective and trusted representative of the College with alumni and parents."

I heartily thank Kim for her dedicated service and leadership, including her willingness to add the interim vice president role to her myriad duties, during these critical campaign phases. We wish Kim and her family the best in her exciting new pursuits.


I am pleased to provide an update on the national search to fill the position of vice president for finance and administration and treasurer. The search process has begun and relevant materials are available on the search website.
May 16 2018

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May 16 2018

I write to provide an update that following the announcement that Michael West, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer, will retire August 31, 2018, we have appointed a committee to lead a national search to fill the position.
Apr 19 2018