Co-Admissions Director Terry Ursin ’93 Accepts Position at Cornell

Posted January 12, 2024 / Last updated January 20, 2024

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With gratitude for his meaningful contributions to his alma mater, Jesuit is announcing that Terry Ursin ’93 has accepted a position at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Ursin is currently Jesuit’s co-admissions director, having served as a a teacher, coach, and administrator on Carrollton & Banks since 2015.

During his tenure in admissions at Jesuit, Ursin has played a key role in building and maintaining relationships with hundreds of prospective Blue Jay families.

“While it is in one sense difficult to move on to the next step in my professional life after such a positive experience at Jesuit,” said Ursin, “I am especially excited about the quantity and quality of prospective Blue Jays for the next school year in particular. This class is shaping up to be one of the strongest that I’ve seen in my time in the admissions office. With the positive momentum at Jesuit under Fr. Brown’s leadership, I look forward to keeping a close eye on Jesuit in the coming years as an alumnus.”

Fr. John Brown, S.J., expressed both pride and gratitude. “Terry has been an invaluable member of our community, leaving an indelible mark on our students and staff. While we will miss his energetic presence, we are excited for him as he takes on this new challenge.”

At Cornell, Ursin will serve as an assistant football coach with the university’s new head coach, Dan Swanstrom. “In his years as a coach, teacher, and administrator,” remarked Swanstrom, “Terry has developed meaningful relationships and always seems to get the best out of people. We are very excited to have Terry and his family join our community.”

This opportunity marks a significant step in Ursin’s career, allowing him to bring his experience and passion to a new arena: the Ivy League.

Ursin’s time at Jesuit has been marked by his commitment to shaping young men, not only academically but also in their personal growth and athletic pursuits. His departure, while a moment of change for Jesuit, is a testament to the school’s success in developing both students and adults who are well prepared for leadership beyond Carrollton & Banks. To this end, Ursin also recently earned his master’s in education leadership over the past two years.

“Just as my years at Jesuit as a student were pivotal for me, my time professionally at Jesuit has prepared me well for this step, and I look forward to continuing to carry out Jesuit’s mission with young men in Ithaca in a different way.

“I also look forward to having the chance to meet recent Blue Jay alumni in competition on the football field, including Grant Jordan at Yale and Roland Waguespack at Dartmouth,” he added. Jordan graduated Jesuit in 2020, and Waguespack is a member of the recent Class of 2023.

As Ursin transitions to his new position at Cornell, the Jesuit community extends its best wishes for his future endeavors.