TU welcomes Amos as its new Director of AdmissionsPost Published On:
Thomas University recently welcomed Xavier Amos as its new Director of Admissions.
Amos grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi, but he also considers the Mississippi Delta home, where his mother’s extended family lives. Many of his aunts and uncles were mentors for him growing up.
“I started with that village,” Amos said. “They really stressed the importance of education.”
He earned a tuition-free bachelor’s degree in political science from Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi, where he was a Presidential Scholar. As a freshman, Amos was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and received an award for highest GPA from the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. He is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration Degree at Jackson State University.
When Amos considered applying at TU, he saw something familiar.
“I noticed that TU has that small liberal arts feel that I’m used to,” he said. “I know that often times when you find a campus like that, you find that there’s more of a personable nature to it. It’s really a space where you can create.”
Amos began his career while still a college student by working for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Jackson District Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Then he became an Admissions Counselor with Tougaloo College. Amos was promoted to Lead Admissions Counselor, then Director of Recruitment and finally Director of Admissions at Tougaloo in the spring of 2014.
From there, he served as Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Mills College in Oakland, California, and then as College Counselor Senior Grade Level Chair at KIPP Charter Schools’ Booker T. Washington High School in New Orleans.
In his new role at TU, Amos emphasizes the importance of teamwork and community.
“I love Admissions and Enrollment, but I love incorporating community in the work that we do on a daily basis,” he said. “I think it’s important that we’re actually in our community.”