Tom Gutto currently serves as Director of Transfer Enrollment Services at Loyola Marymount University. He is responsible for leading programs and initiatives within Enrollment Management, and collaborating across the institution, to create partnerships and systems that best support transfer students both as incoming students as well as during their time at LMU. In addition, to serve as the institutional academic director for transfer services with internal and external constituencies. Tom works very closely with the associate deans and academic coordinators in each college to ensure not only the matriculation and smooth transition of our new students, but also the successful completion of their LMU academic experience. He continuously strives to strengthen relationships with our community college partners with the goal of achieving a more efficient and transparent transfer to LMU, while promoting the benefits of an education at our University.
In addition to his regular responsibilities, Tom is also an active member in several professional associations including: The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS), The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), The Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC), and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO).
Most recently, he was honored to receive the Bonita C. Jacobs Transfer Champion Rising Star Award from the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional advocacy and leadership in the development and implementation of transfer-focused activities that have significantly improved transfer student access, persistence, and success.
Tom earned his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Counseling from LMU. His daughters, Gianna and Nicola, keep Tom and his wife Patricia (also an LMU alumna) busy outside of the office.