Sarah Delaney Vero, an attorney and human resources professional and Skidmore College’s current strategic HR advisor, was named inaugural general counsel and vice president for human resources at Skidmore College, effective July 10.
As the senior officer for legal and human resources matters, Vero will provide collaborative and thoughtful leadership, strategic vision, and legal perspective while fostering a supportive workplace culture that empowers and inspires engagement and creativity.
Vero began her work with Skidmore in 2008 as outside counsel with the Office of Human Resources. In 2016, she stepped in as interim Title IX coordinator and became interim chief human resources officer in 2018.
Named interim human resources director in 2020, she developed and executed strategies around workforce development and inclusion, talent management, organizational management, training, and many other areas—all during the intense challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last summer, in line with the college’s efforts to evolve HR’s structure, programs, and processes to align with best practices and transformations in the world and the workforce, Vero agreed to serve Skidmore in a part-time role as Skidmore’s strategic HR advisor.
“Sarah has served as a strategic partner regarding key organizational, employee, and management projects. She has always provided exceptional advice and counsel in support of Skidmore’s mission, vision, and values,” said Skidmore College President Marc C. Conner. “I look forward to her continued leadership in supporting the people who work every day to make Skidmore a vibrant community.”
A long-time advocate of the liberal arts education model, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Union College and a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School.
Vero founded and was managing partner of Delaney Vero, PLLC, a full-service law firm representing businesses and nonprofit organizations across New York. She was also the co-founder and owner of the human resources consulting firm Integra HR, offering full-service and personalized human resources services to employers.
“I am truly honored by the opportunity to continue serving Skidmore College in this inaugural role. As outside counsel and through my interim roles at Skidmore, I have learned what it means to be part of this wonderful community,” said Vero.
Her appointment is the result of a national search that began in April and was supported by Storbeck Search.