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Podcast Episode 31: A Chat with Sam Moss (’63)

November 4, 2021 | 878 views

Welcome to Episode 31 of The Darlington Podcast! 

In this Darlington Connects episode, host Julie Lucas ('97), Darlington's chief advancement officer, talks with longtime Dean of College Guidance Sam Moss ('63) about his time at Darlington as a student, his career path, and his upcoming retirement after 40 years of service to Darlington and 55 years in independent school education.

Julie Lucas ('97) joined Darlington's Advancement Office in 2007 and was named chief advancement officer in 2016. As such, she spends most of her time connecting with members of our school community and helping them connect with one another. Julie is often featured as the host of Darlington Connects episodes of The Darlington Podcast. Previously, she has served as director of development, director of giving programs and campaign director for Darlington's Second Century Campaign. She is the mother of two current Darlington students.

Sam Moss ('63) has been a member of Darlington's faculty since 1982 and currently serves as dean of college guidance and president of The Cum Laude Society. Well known in the world of college guidance, has served on a number of admissions advisory boards at various colleges throughout the Southeast and has served as president of the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC), chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Association for College Counseling in Independent Schools (ACCIS), and as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), among numerous other professional positions. 

Click here to learn more about Darlington's unique College Guidance Program that earns 100% of its graduates admission to colleges all over the country and the world each year.

About Darlington Connects:Darlington Connects

Every member of the Darlington Community has countless Darlington connections, especially in the work world. By supporting each other's careers and life goals, we are better connecting our students, alumni, parents, parents of alumni, and grandparents.

  • Share more about your career in a Darlington Connects spotlight on our website or social media
  • Lend your expertise to a current student or recent graduate
  • Connect with others in your field or your geographic area via our Alumni Directory or our Darlington Connects group on LinkedIn
  • Volunteer to be one of our guest speakers at Career Day

Click here to read more about how to get involved in Darlington Connects and email connect@darlingtonschool.org with questions.  


The Darlington Podcast is a collaboration between the communication and advancement teams, and is hosted by various members of the school community. Episodes are released each Thursday morning and available on most podcast platforms (search for The Darlington Podcast in your podcast player). Once new episodes are posted, you'll also be able to find them at www.darlingtonschool.org/podcast. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so that you'll get the latest episode each week! 

The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitwieler ('22) and Kathryn Davidson ('22). Carson Raymond, director of major gifts, lends his voice, and editing and production is handled by Tannika King, director of communications.

If you have ideas for future episodes or have any questions about The Darlington Podcast, please email communications@darlingtonschool.org