Dr. Philip A. Glotzbach
President of Skidmore College
Philip A. Glotzbach became the seventh President of Skidmore College on July 1, 2003. A philosopher, academic administrator, and spokesperson on issues of higher education, he joined the College following eleven years at the University of Redlands in southern California
From the entire Skidmore family,
Created, illustrated and animated by Paris Baille '17 and August Bomer Lawson '17.
Original arrangement of "Carol of the Bells" performed by Adam Friedlander '19 (guitar), Graeme Gengras '17 (piano), Paul Goldfinger '20 (bass), and Summer Keith-Fitzpatrick '17 (drums).
Strategic Action Agenda 2016-2018
Dear Members of the Skidmore Community,
I write to share "First Steps: Strategic Action Agenda 2016-2018," which is posted on our strategic planning website. This Strategic Action Agenda (SAA) differs from previous iterations in two distinct ways. First, it covers a two-year window, allowing us to make significant strides on our Strategic Plan: Creating Pathways to Excellence. Second, it is organized on the basis of the four goals identified in the Plan, rather than in relation to administrative divisions of the College. We look forward to collaborating with you as we complete these first steps.
Marie and I wish you great success during this final examination period, and Happy Holidays!
Title IX Coordinator
Dear Members of the Skidmore Community,
I am delighted to announce the appointment of Joel Aure as Skidmore's new Title IX Coordinator, effective January 9, 2017. Joel currently serves as the Chief Diversity and Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Coordinator at Purchase College, State University of New York (SUNY).
Joel has been with SUNY Purchase since 2005, holding positions of increasing responsibility in a variety of areas, including academic advising, student success, teaching and mentoring, orientation, first-year experience, affirmative action, strategic planning, and governance. In his most recent role, as Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator, Joel researched and implemented various components of Title IX practice and policies, including best practices in investigations, compliance, bystander intervention, LGBTQ awareness, and the numerous aspects of sexual and interpersonal violence prevention and response.
A native of Monroeville, PA, Joel holds a B.A. and M.F.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University and Sarah Lawrence College, respectively.
At Skidmore, Joel will work as a partner with all campus community members to bolster the College's prevention and educational efforts around prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex. He will be responsible for fulfilling our commitment to a fair and equitable process to address serious matters of sexual and gender-based misconduct.
As previously announced, this is a newly-created position that will report directly to me. Joel will oversee the College's Title IX efforts, as well as compliance with related laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act. He will chair the College's Advisory Council on Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct and provide oversight of compliance with all Title IX policies. He will manage reporting, keep the community informed of policy changes and updates, supervise annual training, administer investigations, and provide direction to our Deputy Title IX coordinators in Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and Human Resources. Finally, he will work closely with Campus Safety and our off-campus partners, including law enforcement and counseling resources.
I want to express my deep gratitude for the terrific work of the screening group that included Max Fleischman '19, Chris Kopec, Alena Llorens-Myers, Mariel Martin, Tim Munro, DyAnna Washington '18, and Joshua C. Woodfork (chair). Thanks to the many students, staff, and faculty members who interacted with our candidates and provided valuable feedback. This process was ably assisted by Tom Molloy as our search consultant.
I also want to thank Sarah Delaney Vero who has served as our Interim Title IX Coordinator. I am grateful for her excellent work and willingness to step in and assist us during this transition.
Please join me in welcoming our new colleague Joel when we return to campus after our extended winter break.