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Office of the President

Statements, Messages and Speeches from President Marc C. Conner

  • I’m pleased to report that effective immediately, the College will move from COVID-19 safety Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2.
    Apr 17 2021
  • I write to inform you that effective immediately, Skidmore will move from COVID-19 safety Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 3.
    Apr 7 2021
  • With almost 200 Skidmore community members in attendance this morning, we hosted an informational kick-off event to officially launch the Skidmore Campus Master Plan 2022.
    Apr 5 2021
  • As a follow-up to yesterday’s email, I write to share that, for now, the College will remain at Alert Level 2. However, effective immediately, we will implement Alert Level 3 guidelines regarding visitors to campus housing.
    Apr 3 2021
  • Today we have seen a concerning increase in positive COVID-19 cases following this week’s on-campus testing.
    Apr 2 2021
  • I write in sadness and outrage in response to the terrible shootings in the Atlanta area yesterday evening.
    Mar 18 2021
  • I’m happy to report that due to declining case numbers on campus, in large part thanks to our community’s continued diligence and caution, the College remains at an Alert Level 2.
    Mar 15 2021
  • As we eagerly look forward to the return of warmer days, I would like to provide an update regarding the College’s summer planning.
    Mar 12 2021
  • I’m pleased to report that effective today, the College will move from safety Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2.
    Mar 5 2021
  • We are pleased to share that Skidmore College plans to hold commencement exercises for the Class of 2021 on Saturday, May 22, at an in-person event open to the entire senior class, provided that state and local health and safety guidelines allow.
    Mar 4 2021
  • I know our recent move to safety Alert Level 3 was concerning as well as frustrating. We’ve been doing so well this spring semester and our positive case counts seem to be relatively low.
    Mar 1 2021
  • I write to inform you that effective immediately, Skidmore will move from COVID safety Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 3.
    Feb 26 2021
  • I write to share the news that Cerri Banks, dean of students and vice president for student affairs, has informed me that she will step down from her position at the end of this academic year.
    Feb 22 2021
  • I’m pleased to report that after beginning the semester in “safe shelter” mode and maintaining enhanced precautions throughout this week, we currently have just two students in isolation and three in quarantine.
    Feb 12 2021
  • President Conner reports on the College’s initial return-to-campus process and plans for week two and advises continued vigilance.
    Feb 3 2021
  • I write to welcome all of you back for the spring semester, and to welcome many of you back to campus.
    Feb 1 2021
  • I write to share the news that Martin Mbugua, Skidmore's inaugural vice president for communications and marketing, has accepted the position of associate vice chancellor for external relations at New York University-Abu Dhabi, a portal campus of New York University in the United Arab Emirates.
    Jan 27 2021
  • In a video message, President Marc Conner extends a warm welcome to faculty, staff and students to a new semester on Skidmore’s beautiful campus, while also emphasizing the need for heightened vigilance to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
    Jan 21 2021
  • As we celebrate King, his achievements and all he stood for, President Conner reflects on King's legacy and how his work can inspire us in these troubled times.
    Jan 15 2021
  • We are now within two weeks of having our students back on campus, and although the vaccine progress is encouraging, it is clear that it will be months before vaccinations are sufficiently widespread to make a palpable difference in living with the pandemic.
    Jan 15 2021