Jill Barbara Lyon

Assistant Director of Admissions
Jill Lyon


B.A. Dartmouth College


Originally from Barnstable, Massachusetts, I had my first experience living at Exeter in my postgraduate year here in 2008. My involvement in Harkness ignited an interest in independent school education that has continued throughout my time working in admissions. After majoring in psychology and minoring in education at Dartmouth College, I spent two years working in merchandising in Boston before realizing education was my true passion.

I began as an intern in Exeter's Admissions Office in 2015 and loved conversing with prospective families about the merits of an Exeter education. In that time, I was assistant coach for the basketball and track teams and a dorm affiliate in Amen Hall. Before returning this year to the Bissell House staff, I spent one year in the Admissions Office at Ashley Hall, an all girl’s school in Charleston, South Carolina.

It is with great joy that I rejoin PEA's Admissions team, knowing each of us has a special place in our hearts for this community. This year I will be an affiliate in Langdell Hall, which fittingly enough was where I lived during my PG year!

When I'm not working, you can find me running the Exeter trails, enjoying the New Hampshire landscapes, spending time on the water or daydreaming about what kind of dog I’d like to have in the future.