MUS grad, father of young children, football coach – Director of Admissions Buck Towner ’07 brings passion to all his roles. A graduate of the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee with a degree in economics, Buck has been welcoming visitors since he joined the Admissions team in 2014. “As much as I love MUS, I love sharing it even more. Discovering the wide-ranging interests and aspirations of boys and their families is a great joy for me. I like showing them how the remarkable faculty here brings out the best in boys. I know – I was one of those boys.”
With her Texas-sized, never-met-a-stranger presence, Admissions Assistant Director Emily Bailey puts visitors at ease. Originally from Houston, the SMU-grad worked in human resources for Deloitte in Atlanta for 16 years. Emily and her husband, Ted Bailey (MUS Class of 1996), have a young daughter and son. “Because my husband and father-in-law are both MUS grads, I am personally aware of the impact this school has on its alumni – and how they benefit from a network of Owls across the country. I love helping students and their families learn about all the amazing things the school has to offer.”
An enthusiastic cheerleader for MUS and “the 901,” Assistant Director of Admissions Glenn Rogers, Jr. has helped many young men zero in on their goals. A graduate of South Side High School and the University of Memphis, he came to MUS in 2000 as a physical education instructor and football coach, joining the Admissions team in 2003. Married with two children, Glenn is known for his optimism and motivational personality. “I love helping young men develop their hopes and dreams during their time here. And I love seeing visitors’ faces when they walk the halls and realize how we operate every day.”
Administrative Assistant Shirl Clayton has a heart for young people. She works with students from sixth grade through college at her church and each summer leads a youth mission trip, living and working with families in Central America. Shirl says she was meant to be a mom to boys – she has two sons and two grandsons. “I want every boy who comes through our office to feel welcome and comfortable. I went to nine schools by seventh grade, so I truly understand how scary the unknown can be. Building relationships with students and their families is a big part of why I love my job.”
Our student ambassadors are ready to lead you on a tour of the school and answer your questions about all things MUS. They are experts in walking backward through campus while describing the curriculum, programs, and activities they know so well.