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Skidmore College
Board of Trustees

Reflections in Haupt Pond

The Skidmore College Board of Trustees has authorized seats for 40 voting members, 36 of whom are elected by the trustees themselves upon the recommendation of the Trusteeship Committee. Four members are elected in conjunction with the Skidmore College Alumni Association. The President of the College and the President of the Alumni Association are ex-officio members. Each elected member serves a four-year term, except for Young Alumni Trustees, who serve two-year terms. Officers are elected each year; new terms begin June 1. Life Trustee status is conferred upon eligible retired members by vote of the Board. The full Board typically meets in October, February, and May each year. Specific committees may meet throughout the year as necessary.

The responsibilities of the Board are met through the action and recommendation of the standing committees. These include the Executive, Academic Affairs, Trusteeship, and Audit committees. Other committees cover investment, budget and finance, infrastructure, advancement and communications, strategic planning, and student life and admissions.

Candidates for trusteeship usually come from among the alumni, parents, and friends of Skidmore who have demonstrated their commitment to the College's goals through interest in and support of the institution and its programs.

Trustees 2020-21

Jonathan P. Achenbaum ’77
 
New Canaan, Connecticut
Daniel M. Allen ’90
 
Darien, Connecticut
Harry L. Alverson ’73
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Susan Gottlieb Beckerman ’67
 
New York, New York
Jonathan R. Brestoff Parker ’08
 
St. Louis, Missouri
Bill Caleo ’99
 
Brooklyn, New York
M.L. Graeme Campbell ’98
Alumni Association Trustee
New York, New York
Marc Conner
President of the College
Saratoga Springs, New York
Kalyan Das
 
New York, New York
Alan E. Gilbert
 
Greenwich, Connecticut
Katherine M. Gross PA ’16
 
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Nancy W. Hamilton ’77
Chair of the Board
Houston, Texas
Maxine Isaacs ’69
 
New York, New York
Linda Jackson-Chalmers ’73
 
Albany, New York
William L. Ladd ’83
 
Framingham, Massachusetts
Maria P. Markowitz PA ’13
 
New York, New York
Jeffrey Maron ’84 
Alumni Association Trustee
Stamford, Connecticut
Scott M. Martin ’79
 
Aspen, Colorado
Katherine McMillan ’13
Young Alumni Trustee
New York, New York
John Melligon ’81
 
Short Hills, New Jersey
Barbara Kahn Moller ’78
Salisbury, Connecticut
London, England
Amy O’Leary ’92
Alumni Association Trustee
Brookline, Massachusetts
Diana Perry ’89
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Robert Resnick ’88
President of the Alumni Association Trustee
Delray Beach, Florida
Kim Roy Tofalli ’80
 
Larchmont, New York
Ann Schapps Schaffer ’62
 
South Orange, New Jersey
Nigel Smith ’19 
Young Alumni Trustee 
Buffalo, New York
Millie Tan ’77
Alumni Association Trustee
Durham, North Carolina
Julianne Cartwright Traylor ’68
 
Oakland, California
Margaret K. Valentine PA ’09
 
Cincinnati, Ohio
Kim Wachenheim Wagman ’88 and PA ’15
 
Rye, New York
Tom Wilmot ’99
 
Pittsford, New York
James Zankel ’92
 
Brooklyn, New York

 

Board Coordinator
Kathleen Grimes
(518) 580-5700