On Monday, March 6, 2023, College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu shared the following message regarding the new vice president for enrollment planning:
Dear Campus Community,
I am writing to provide several updates related to our recruiting and marketing efforts.
I am pleased to announce that Jimmie Foster Jr., vice president for enrollment management at Franklin & Marshall College, will be joining the College of Charleston to lead our recruitment and enrollment planning efforts. Jimmie, whose career spans both private and public institutions, is no stranger to the College, having previously served in this leadership role at our university from 2017 to 2020. Jimmie’s institutional knowledge and the admissions tactics and strategies he has added to his repertoire make him the right person at the right time to help elevate our recruiting work, especially in an enrollment landscape that is quickly changing. Jimmie will join our team in a limited capacity starting this month, splitting his time between the College and F&M until he fully transitions on May 1, 2023. As vice president for enrollment planning, Jimmie will serve as a member of my cabinet and report directly to me.
I want to thank the search committee, chaired by Deputy Chief of Staff Mark Berry and comprised of faculty and staff members, for their work in identifying and interviewing a very deep candidate pool.
As many of you may know, Suzette Stille came out of retirement last fall to serve as interim vice president for university marketing and enrollment planning while we conducted our search for that position. I cannot thank Suzette enough for her unwavering commitment to the College of Charleston and her willingness to step in and lend her support and leadership at this crucial time.
I also want to applaud the entire university marketing and enrollment planning teams for their efforts in recruiting the next class of incoming students. We are currently in the middle of the recruitment cycle and, while there is still much to be done before the May1 first-year enrollment deadline, I want to commend the entire team for their excellent work.
So that Jimmie can be laser focused on our enrollment efforts, with special emphasis on yield, I am reuniting the university marketing and university communications functions. The reconstituted Office of Marketing and Communications will be led by Vice President Ron Menchaca and will focus its efforts on supporting recruitment and retention, boosting the visibility and reputation of the College and providing marketing and communications support to our entire campus. Ron will continue to serve as a member of my cabinet and report directly to me. This restructuring is effective immediately.
I am excited about these changes and this critical addition to our team, which will position our institution to be even stronger as we continue our work to become a national university.
Andrew T. Hsu, Ph.D.
College of Charleston