Director of Admission
Having grown up half an hour from New York City in Pine Brook, New Jersey, Darryl dreamed of singing and dancing under the bright lights of Broadway. His passion for the stage led him to Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where he majored in theater and English. Darryl worked in the Office of Admission at Brown University for eight years before earning his Ed.M. in higher education administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. While a graduate student, he served as an outside reader for the undergraduate admission office at Tufts University. Darryl was the Director of Admission at Kenyon College in Ohio for eight years before returning to New England to join the Bates Office of Admission.
Darryl and his partner are both cyclists, kayakers, hikers, and campers, so Maine has become their personal playground. When they are not on an outdoor adventure, they have been frequently spotted around campus riding a tandem bike or walking their three dogs (a pound mutt, a brittany spaniel, and a chocolate lab mix). Darryl spends his down time either reading (a few favorites include A Prayer for Owen Meaney, The Art of Fielding, The History of Love, and My Name is Memory), watching movies (too many favorites to list), or reconnecting with friends over a delicious meal (preferably Thai, his partner’s chicken parm, or home-cooked Filipino food). Although he still dreams about performing on stage, Darryl has discovered that he can make a greater impact on the lives of students and their families through his work in admissions more so than any role on Broadway.