MIT Comes to RTP: Stu Schmill, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

By Samudra Vijay — In Blog — September 4, 2019

Research Triangle Park MIT CLUB

Stu Schmill ’86 ME, MIT Dean of Admissions and Student Financial Services, will provide an exclusive insider’s view of the admissions process. He will reveal what has changed over the years, as well as what has remained constant despite the quickening pace and ever-evolving world of admissions. How does this affect those applying to MIT today? Having been involved with the Institute in many roles, Schmill will bring unique insight to these questions.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019
6:30-8:00 p.m.

SAM IT Solutions
2511 E NC-54, Ste 201
Durham, NC 27713

Stu Schmill’s career at MIT began in 1986 when he graduated from the Institute with a degree in mechanical engineering. He has served the Institute in a variety of positions, including Director of Crew; Director of Parent, Student, and Young Alumni Programs in the MIT Alumni Association; Director of MIT's Educational Council; and Senior Associate Director of Admissions. He joined the admissions office in 2002 and was appointed Dean in 2008. In 2016 he added Student Financial Services to his portfolio, which includes financial aid and student accounts. He is intimately involved in the process of selecting MIT’s outstanding student body and in overseeing how financial aid is distributed.

Stu has been honored with the MIT Dean for Undergraduate Education Infinite Mile Award for Leadership and the MIT Alumni Association Harold E. Lobdell '17 Distinguished Service Award. He has spoken at admissions conferences around the world, including: the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). From 2005-2008, he served as co-president of the New England Coordinators of Alumni Admissions Programs (NECAAP). Beyond the MIT campus, Stu has served as trustee, founder, or advisor to a variety of organizations, including the College Board, University of Cambridge International Examinations, Wayland-Weston Rowing Association, To The Water, Inc., and the Mandela Town Hall Health Spot.

He and his wife Debbie live in Needham, Massachusetts, and have two daughters, Sammi and Becca.