Jimmie Foster Jr.

Vice President of Enrollment Planning

Jimmie Foster - vice president for enrollment planning

Office Address
Craig Hall
65 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424

Phone: 843.953.5339
E-mail: fosterja@cofc.edu

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Jimmie Foster Jr. is the vice president of enrollment planning and began in this position in 2017.

In this role, Foster provides the leadership of the Division of Enrollment Planning, made up of the Office Admissions, the Visitor Center, the Office of Financial Assistance and Veterans Affairs and the Office of Enrollment Information.

Foster holds a bachelor’s degree in government and american politics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., and a master’s in higher education administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa.

Foster previously served the College of Charleston as an assistant vice president. Prior to his return to Charleston, he served as dean of admissions and orientation at Northeastern University. He also served as the director of freshman admissions at the College of Charleston and as an associate director of admissions at George Mason University.

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

Each spring, he is able to combine his passion for English football and working directly with first-year students when he co-presents an eight-week long seminar that culminates in leading a study-abroad experience to the United Kingdom with 15 first-year students 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

Career Highlights

2017–Present: Vice President, Enrollment Planning, College of Charleston
2013-2017: Assistant Vice President, 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
2003–2005: State and national political campaign positions
2001–2003: Admissions Counselor, George Mason University

Honors and Achievements

2014: Co-launched iCharleston program in United Kingdom, Ireland and western Canada
2010-2012: President's Commission on Diversity, Access and Inclusion, College of Charleston