Eric Eagan formally joins the College Counseling team at Newman this year while continuing in his administrative role as Director of Communications, and after assisting the team for the past five years with special projects such as interview preparation and essay editing. As a college counselor, Eric looks forward to gaining an understanding of students’ goals and aspirations and to guiding them through a process that can be as rewarding as it is challenging. With his professional background in communications, marketing, and journalism, he is especially eager to help students express themselves compellingly and authentically in writing.
An Upper School advisor and Dean of the Class of 2022, Eric enjoys being a listening ear and problem-solving partner for students and families, and he looks forward to applying these interests to college counseling. Eric attended the ACCIS New Counselor Workshop (2019), the Southern Association for College Admission Counselors (SACAC) Conference (2018), and the Stanley King Counseling Institute (2018), and is eager to grow as a college counselor through further professional development opportunities and through campus visits.
A proud Newman graduate from the Class of 2000, Eric earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Yale University in 2004, a master’s in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2009, and worked in marketing and communications in corporate, non-profit, startup, and agency settings before returning to his alma mater as an administrator in 2014. Eric also taught journalism in the Upper School from 2017-2018.
Outside of work, Eric enjoys cooking, travel, British television, and spending time with family, especially his young nephews and niece.