at Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; chartered and opened 1911 as Skidmore School of Arts (for women) through a gift from Lucy Skidmore Scribner; chartered as a college 1922. In 1972 the school was opened to male students.
Hightower earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Western Kentucky University, with postgraduate coursework at Knox College, Skidmore College, Williams College and Colorado State University.
He has taught widely in America, including Washington State Cultural Enrichment Program; the Seattle Public Schools; Evergreen College in Olympia, Washington; Howard University in Washington, DC; Rensselaer [Polytechnic Institute] in Troy, New York; and Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.
One student, Hannah Hoey, has chosen to study at Skidmore College in New York State and Joe Adderley has secured a fantastic Higher Level Apprenticeship at Jaguar Land Rover and will take part in placements in different areas of the JLR business before completing a sponsored degree with the University of Warwick.