Rob Skomorucha is a Director for Government Affairs at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In that role, he monitors and reports on government activities related to higher education and works to strengthen the university through various initiatives and projects.
Rob’s career included work as a projects director for a United States Senator, a constituent service assistant for a Member of Congress, and a director of business research for a Governor. Rob served as director of external affairs for the Delaware Art Museum. Earlier in his career, he successfully led a notable large-scale installation and training project involving Saks Fifth Avenue. In recent years, Rob was a senior administrator at his alma mater Saint Joseph’s University, a director of government and external affairs at Widener University, and a director of corporate, foundation, and government relations at Philadelphia University. (Philadelphia University merged with Thomas Jefferson University in 2017.)
Deeply curious about how things work and especially rigorous about how things are meant to work, Rob’s insights across a range of disciplines, in combination with the talents of gifted colleagues, have frequently yielded extraordinary results.
An enthusiast of American popular music recordings spanning from the early 1900s to the Big Band Era, Rob was a rotating host for many years of two long-running radio shows — Scratchy Grooves and In A Mist — broadcast on Sunday evenings from the University of Delaware’s public radio station, 91.3FM WVUD. Rob and his wife, Mandy, live with their lovable English Springer Spaniel, Ollie, in Wilmington, Delaware.