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From those who can, for those trying

Who is Skip Rowland ’83?

Skip RowlandPersonal

  • I was born in Richmond and raised in rural Virginia.
  • I earned my BBA from William & Mary in ’83 with a concentration in marketing and a strong background in English and Computer Science.
  • My wife of 30 years, Nina, earned her BA from University of Delaware and her JD from Temple University.
  • Our children are members of the William & Mary Tribe (Classes of ’18 & ’20).
  • We live in Hanover County (just outside of Richmond, about an hour from Williamsburg) with our rescued pets.

Professional Development

  • I worked in various sales and marketing positions for a number of years after college.
  • I have been self-employed since ’87 except for a 9-month stint with a consulting firm.
  • I built a database consulting company that served government, corporations, large and small businesses.
  • I started working as a full-time photojournalist in 2005 and have won numerous awards from the Virginia Press Association, including a Photographer of the Year recognition.

My Professional Relationship with William & Mary

  • I have been handling editorial and portrait assignments for W&M Magazine since 2005.
  • I have been handling event work for W&M since 2006. (This will be my 14th homecoming for the William & Mary!)
  • I have been working for or with nearly every entity that comprises the university, including but not limited to: the President’s Office, the Provost’s Office, the Muscarelle Museum of Art, the School of Education, the School of Business, the School of Arts & Sciences, the Office of Advancement, the Alumni Association, William & Mary News, Historic Campus, Swem Library, the 50th Legacy, and the Society of 1918.
  • I have been, in addition to providing photography for the university, training and mentoring student photographers.
  • I have been awarded a contract with William & Mary to provide photography services for through 2024.

Skip Rowland Photography

  • Is a full-service photography agency.
  • Is equipped to professionally handle nearly every type of photography assignment.
  • Provides digital darkroom expertise.
  • Has digital asset management expertise.
  • Offer consulting and mentoring services.
  • Tailors deliveries to the client’s needs, whether that means prints, un-processed out-of-camera files, or publication-ready images.
  • Operates a portable studio that can set up nearly anywhere to shoot anything from headshots to full-body portraits to group photos.
  • Can capture formal group photos and very large group photos.
  • Operates an on-site printing service that can deliver prints within minutes

For William & Mary

  • I am committed to serving higher education.
  • I will only show W&M in its best light.
  • I am not an employee, this is not a job. This is my life, this is my passion!
  • I am under contract with W&M through 2024 (WM Contract WM20-2190)
  • I will, as long as I am able, continue to serve W&M and its mission.

For the Future

I operate under the following mantras:

  • From those who can, for those who can’t.
  • Everything I do is in support of making positive changes
    in our community, country, and world.
  • I strive to be the best value decision anyone can make.