In the course of eight years at Lynn, Paul McPhee has gone from a student-athlete and ambassador to assistant director in the Office of Admission.
Originally from a small town in Scotland, McPhee knew an alumnus from his hometown that had graduated in 2007, who would eventually put him in contact with the golf coach. McPhee then came to the U.S. in 2010 to play on the men’s golf team and to further his academic career at Lynn.
Upon graduating in 2014 with his B.A. in business administration, McPhee then pursued his master’s degree. Roughly one year later in June 2015, McPhee was then hired full-time as an admission counselor.
“As assistant director of Admission, I advise students on how to maximize their experience here. I work with students from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware,” said McPhee. “I travel to spread the word about Lynn and to meet with families that want more information about Lynn but cannot come to visit.”
In the time that McPhee has been at Lynn, the International Business Center, Bobby Campbell Stadium, Snyder Sanctuary and Perper Residence Hall were built.
“Lynn has changed my life completely,” said McPhee. “I came to Lynn as somebody who was unsure about themself and I did not excel in high school. Coming here helped me grow both professionally and personally, and I loved the fact that I got to meet people from all over the world.”
Over time, the incoming classes have grown extensively under McPhee’s watchful eye. His graduating class in 2014 had roughly 450 students. Thus far, Admission has already received more than 500 applications for August 2019, having accepted north of 700 students for the most recent Fall 2022 class alone.
McPhee gets to know every one of his prospective students on a personal level, and he still keeps in contact with them upon their arrival to Lynn. McPhee and his colleagues all have the same goal in mind: to provide the best service and experience to their students.
“Paul made Lynn feel like home to me the first time I met with him at my high school in the spring of my junior year,” said Jason Galdo, freshman. “The growing opportunities, the close-knit family community that he kept mentioning to me and the small class sizes are what really brought me to Lynn.”
McPhee believes serving as a student ambassador on campus is one of the best forms of involvement, particularly because of all the different people and Lynn experiences that are shared. To join him in the Office of Admission, students can always visit lynn.edu/studentjobs or stop by their office in the Schmidt College Center for more information.