Phil serves as the assistant director of external relations for the institute’s Luther Hodges Scholars program.
His primary focus is to foster relationships with campus and community stakeholders, support continued engagement opportunities for program alumni, and develop cross-sector summer experiences for students. Prior to this role, Phil was the program’s adviser, providing advising and programmatic support for student development and achievement. Before joining the institute, Phil was a student success adviser at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He has experience working in public, private and community colleges.
Phil earned his master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from the University of South Carolina and graduated from Campbell University with a bachelor’s degree in government.