Jay Philpott is St. Andrew’s Director of Admission and Financial Aid. He has over 20 years of experience in advancement, admission, alumni, and communications. Most recently, he served as Director of Advancement and Director of Admissions at St. George’s Independent School in TN. Previously, he worked in advancement for Rhodes College, the University of Memphis, Sweet Briar College, and Presbyterian College. Jay is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a past board member for the Southeast Region of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). He received his Bachelor of Arts in history from Presbyterian College and his Master of Science in leadership with a higher education concentration from the University of Memphis. Jay grew up in Kentucky, attended high school in New York, and is now a proud resident of Ridgeland, Mississippi. Jay’s wife, Emily, is the Associate Director of Global Studies and she also teaches AP Psychology and AP World History for St. Andrew’s. Jay and Emily have children who are members of the St. Andrew’s Class of 2026 and 2028. Jay’s favorite St. Andrew’s traditions/programs are Kindergarten Crossing Ceremony, hosting exchange students, and the school’s new sailing and robotics programs.