Mr. Palmer Straughn

Director of Admission and Financial Aid

A seasoned fly fisherman and backpacker, Palmer Straughn could not have picked a better school to continue his work in admissions and fuel two of his greatest passions. Christ School’s location offers world-class fly fishing and some of the southeast’s best hiking. After heading the Outdoor Program at Wofford College, Mr. Straughn graduated with a B.A. in History in 2004 and began as an Admission Counselor at Lees-McRae College. After three years, Mr. Straughn advanced to Associate Director of Admission at his alma mater and has worked at Wofford for the last decade. In 2015, Wofford promoted him to Senior Associate Director of Admission.

Recently, Mr. Straughn co-presented “Navigating the NCAA and Admission” at the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC) Drive-in Workshop (2015), and followed that effort the next year by co-presenting “Application Case Studies.” At the SACAC’s annual conference in 2014, Mr. Straughn co-presented “Not Just a Small School: The Benefits of a Liberal Arts College.” Mr. Straughn and his wife Sara live on campus at Peachtree House.