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Skidmore College
Office of the President


  • Our hearts go out to those directly affected by the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh. We express our heartfelt sympathy to the victims of this attack and express our solidarity with all members of the Jewish community within the Skidmore family, in the United States, and internationally.
    Oct 27 2018
  • I write to share "Strategic Action Agenda 2018-2020," which is now posted on our strategic planning website.
    Oct 23 2018
  • As midterm elections approach, we are entering into a concentrated season of both political activity and related communications. We have witnessed strong opinions on display throughout recent years — both here on campus and on the national stage — and anticipate that this activity will intensify in the weeks to come.
    Sep 11 2018
  • I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Donna Ng as Skidmore’s next vice president for finance and administration and treasurer, effective October 1.
    Aug 29 2018
  • As you will recall, VPFA Michael D. West will retire August 31, 2018. For coverage between Mike's retirement and when the new VPFA arrives, I will appoint Controller and Director of Financial Services and Associate Treasurer Kyle Bernard and Director of Financial Planning & Budgeting Kelley Patton-Ostrander as interim division leaders effective September 1.
    Jul 25 2018
  • Even as we have celebrated the increases in our applicant pools over the past few years, we have seen seen a steady growth in the percentage of applicants seeking financial aid, and a sharp increase in the cost of health insurance for our employees. Solving these challenges will require us to find cost savings in the budget.
    May 16 2018
  • 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
  • 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
  • I am pleased to share several updates about the redesign of the website, a record number of applications for the Class of 2022, the annual sustainability report, and next year’s budget recommendations.
    Apr 6 2018
  • After nearly 14 years with Skidmore College, Michael West, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer, has announced his retirement, effective August 31, 2018.
    Mar 27 2018