Cummings Named Admissions Director
Joe Cummings has been named Memphis University School’s new director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, effective August 1.
Cummings arrived at MUS from Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville, South Carolina, in summer 2022, taking on the roles of lacrosse head coach and Admissions associate. He will continue to coach the lacrosse program as he assumes the leadership role in Admissions.
“Joe comes to the position with admissions experience in the fast-paced market of Greenville,” Headmaster Pete Sanders said. “A graduate of a school for boys, he will be an authentic and appealing person to represent the school and tell our story.”
In addition to coaching at Christ Church, Cummings served as the school’s director of Auxiliary Programs, overseeing summer camp and after-school and youth sports programs. Previously, he was Admissions student enrollment officer.
Familiar with balancing sports with academics, he is a 2008 graduate of Loyola Blakefield School in Baltimore where he was captain of the lacrosse and football teams. At University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, he was a four-year recipient of the Jack Faber Memorial Lacrosse Scholarship and a 2012 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-American.
He will complete a Master of Education in Independent School Leadership at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College in August.
Cummings said he is grateful for the opportunity to serve as director of Admissions and Enrollment Management. “An MUS education has had a profound, transformational impact on generations of boys and families in the Mid-South. I am excited to connect the next generation of boys with the classmates, teachers, coaches, families, and alumni who will help guide them to develop a vision for their lives and positively impact the world.”