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Philip A. Glotzbach

President Philip A. GlotzbachPhilip A. Glotzbach – a philosopher, academic administrator, and spokesperson on issues of higher education – became the seventh president of Skidmore College in 2003.  He joined the College following 11 years at the University of Redlands in southern California, where he served as vice president for academic affairs and, before that, as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  Before arriving at Redlands, he was associate professor of philosophy and chair of the Philosophy Department at Denison University, where he taught for 15 years.  

Glotzbach has overseen the development and implementation of Skidmore's Strategic Plan entitled Engaged Liberal Learning: The Plan for Skidmore College 2005-2015.  Using the Strategic Plan as a roadmap, he is leading campus initiatives to enhance student academic engagement, intercultural and global understanding, and responsible citizenship, while working to strengthen the College's financial and human resources. He is also leading Skidmore's $200 million Creative Thought–Bold Promise campaign, which to date has raised $192 million.

Glotzbach has written and presented widely on issues in higher education.  He is active with a number of state and national organizations, including the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), the American Council on Education (ACE), the Council of Independent Colleges and Universities of New York (cIcu), and the Annapolis Group of colleges (where he currently serves as a member of the Executive Board). 

He earned a B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame (summa cum laude) and a Ph.D. from Yale University.