Jimmie Foster Jr.

Vice President of Enrollment Planning



Office Address
Admissions Office, Craig Hall
65 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424

Phone: 843.953.7199
E-mail: fosterja@cofc.edu

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Jimmie Foster Jr. is vice president of enrollment planning as of May 2023. In this role, Foster leads the Division of Enrollment Planning, made up of the Office of Admissions, the Visitor Center, the Office of Financial Assistance and Veterans Affairs and the Office of Enrollment Information.

Foster returns to this position at the College of Charleston after spending three years as vice president of enrollment management at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Foster’s experience at the College spans more than a decade where he held several roles including vice president of enrollment planning and director of freshman admissions. Foster also served as dean of admissions and orientation at Northeastern University in Boston. He began his career in admissions at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Before moving into higher education, Foster worked on national political campaigns, including time on a U.S. Presidential campaign. He has been a presenter at national professional development conferences including NACAC, ACT/NRCCUA and Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

Foster has enjoyed being a part of the College’s First Year Abroad Experiences where he has been involved with the UK Soccer Experience course since its inception in 2012. Foster is passionate about English football and enjoys having the opportunity to work directly with first-year students by co-presenting the eight-week long seminar that culminates in leading study-abroad experiences to the United Kingdom based on the theme of the sociology, history and economics of soccer.


2013: M.S., Higher Education Administration, Drexel University

2001: B.A. Government and American Politics, George Mason University


2023-present: Vice President of Enrollment Planning, College of Chareston

2020-2023: Vice President, Enrollment Management, Franklin & Marshall College

2017-2020: Vice President of Enrollment Planning, College of Charleston

2013-2017: Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Planning, College of Charleston

2012-2013: Dean of Admissions and Orientation, Northeastern University

2008-2012: Director of Freshman Admissions, College of Charleston

2005-2008: Associate Director of Admissions, George Mason University

2001-2002: Admissions Counselor, George Mason University


2022: Interviewed for CASE Currents Magazine for the article, “Knowing Your Audience”

2019: Interviewed for the “31 Minute Podcast” with H·A ThirtyOne about the May 1 national deadline to pick a school for college

2014: Co-launched the iCharleston program in the United Kindom, Ireland and western Canada

2012: Interviewed on Bounce TV for how to prepare juniors for the college search

2012: Co-created the UK Soccer Experience course for CofC first year students to study abroad on an eight-day trip that allows them to examine the role of soccer in contemporary England

2010: Expanded the College of Charleston’s West Coast Recruitment Strategy through the 30-day bus tour, “Finding the Best in the West”

2010-2012: President’s Commission on Diversity, Access and Inclusion, College of Charleston