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Porter W. Hayes

Associate Director of Admissions
Porter Hayes


B.A. Denison University


I grew up in Exeter, so I am excited to be back home. Before joining the PEA Admissions Office, I spent four years at Pomfret School as assistant director of admissions and international student coordinator. I also advised, coached and lived in a sophomore boys dormitory. Prior to working at Pomfret School, I worked in the front office at Major League Lacrosse and the Boston Celtics.

As a Bridgton Academy alum, I wanted to return to education and independent schools when my wife Ellee, an English teacher at Exeter, began her career at Pomfret. I enjoyed spending time in the dormitory and when a job opened up in the Pomfret admissions office, I already knew I wanted to be a member of the community. This is the same way I feel now about PEA.

In addition to my admission duties, I live in Merrill Hall with my wife, Ellee, and our sons, Bode and Wyatt. I am also the assistant coach of the girls varsity lacrosse team.

I can be reached by email at: pwhayes@exeter.edu.