Tom McHugh ’99

Alumni and Administrator

Senior Associate Dean of Admission, Transfer Coordinator and PSEO Coordinator in Admission

Admission Territory: St. Peter/Mankato, Southeast MN, select Twin Cities high schools, Transfer & PSEO students

A proud 1999 graduate of Gustavus, Tom returned to his alma mater as an Admission Counselor in 2003 after completing his graduate degree at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Earlier in his career in Admission, Tom recruited from all regions of out-state Minnesota as well as the Rocky Mountain states. He also served on the diversity and campus visit teams and supervised the Admission student employment program for six years.

Currently, Tom leads the College's transfer and PSEO admission programs, while also recruiting first-year students from southeast Minnesota and select Twin Cities high schools. His primary professional interest is helping prospective students find a terrific match with Gustavus.

Tom has been an actively involved member of the Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC) since 2002. A 2010 graduate of MACAC's Leadership Development Program and current LDP faculty member, he has also been fortunate to serve as co-chair of the Member Relations Committee (2012-2015) and serve on the MACAC Board (2012-2015).

Tom lives in St. Peter with his wife, Brenda '99, and their children, Malcolm and Ivy.

Follow him on Twitter @GustieDad


B.A., history, Gustavus, 1999; M.S., counseling and student personnel, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2003