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Meet Your Admissions Counselor

Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and the Office of Admissions & Merit Awards is committed to assisting you in this process.  We offer guided tours, special Saturday visitation programs and the chance to meet one-on-one with an Admissions counselor—it's all part of our personal touch.  Do not hesitate to contact any staff member with your Admissions questions and concerns at 843-349-2170 or 800-277-7000 or admissions@coastal.edu.  Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  If you would like, you may book a virtual appointment with one of our counselors.

Freshman Admissions Counselors

‌Kareem Barbis, CCU Class of 2022

Title:  Assistant Director for Hispanic and Latino Recruitment

Phone:  843-349-2273

Email:  kbarbis@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshmen students - (South Carolina counties:  Georgetown, Horry). 

Educational Background:  B.S. in Psychology with a behavioral neuroscience concentration 


William Clark 250 X 250 VariantWilliam Clark, CCU Class of 2016

Title:  Assistant Director of Admissions for In-State Recruitment

Phone:  843-349-2035

Email:  wbclark@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshmen students - (South Carolina counties:  Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union, York). 

Educational Background:  B.A. in Communication 


Derek DossDerek Doss, CCU class of 2008

Title:  Associate Director of Admissions Recruitment

Phone:  843-349-2022

Email:  dldoss@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshmen students - (South Carolina counties: Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester).

Educational Background:  B.S. in Business Administration, M.Ed. in Higher Education 


‌Shayna Gerring

Title:  Admissions Counselor

Phone:  843-349-2096

Email:  sagerring@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshmen students - District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia.


‌J'Nesha Johnson

Title:  Assistant Director of Admissions Events

Phone:  843-349-2030

Email:  jjohns26@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshmen students - (South Carolina counties:  Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Calhoun, Colleton, Edgefield, Hampton, Jasper, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda).


marcus robinson small‌Marcus Robinson

Title:  Admissions Counselor

Phone:  843-349-2376

Email:  mxrobinso@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshmen students - (South Carolina counties:  Chesterfield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster), Delaware, New Jersey. 


Aleya TylinskiAleya Tylinski

Title:  Associate Director of Admissions Events & Campus Visits

Phone:  843-349-6450

Email:  atylinski@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshmen students - Connecticut, New York, North Carolina.

Educational Background:  B.A. in Public Relations, MBA with a concentration in Human Resources


‌Paul Walker, CCU class of 2021Paul Walker Small

Title:  Admissions Counselor

Phone:  843-349-4153

Email:  pnwalke1@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshmen students - (South Carolina counties:  Clarendon, Florence, Sumter, Darlington, Dillon, Marion, Marlboro, Lee, Williamsburg), Pennsylvania

Educational Background:  B.A. in Communication  


Jena RanzoJena Whitlock, CCU Class of 2017

Title:  Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for Out-of-State Recruitment

Phone:  843-349-2370

Email:  jwhitlock@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshmen students - Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont.

Educational background: B.A. in Sociology, M.A. in Organizational Communication 


Megan Willingham smallMegan Willingham

Title:  Admissions Counselor

Phone:  843-349-5074

Email:  mwillingh@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshmen students - Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Educational Background:  B.S. in Exercise Physiology


Transfer and Non-Traditional Admissions Counselors

 
Non-Degree Seeking Students (Adult Learners, Senior Citizens, and Transients)
Undeclared Majors and Veterans 
Bridge Students
Coastal Bound Students

Find your transfer or readmission counselor by selecting your intended major from the grid.

BusinessEducation and Social SciencesHumanities and Fine ArtsHealth and Human PerformanceScienceHTC Honors College
           
Accounting Anthropology and Geography Art History Excercise and Sport Science Applied Mathematics Sustainability and Coastal Resilience
           
           
Economics Criminal Justice Art Studio Health Administration Completion Program Applied Physics Women's and Gender Studies
           
Finance Early Childhood Education Communication Nursing (RN->BSN), 2+2 Nursing, 1+2+1 Nursing Applied Statistics Women's and Gender Studies: Women in Stem
           
Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management Elementary Education Digital Culture and Design Public Health Biochemistry  
           
Management Middle Level Education English Recreation & Sport Management Biology  
           
Marketing Physical Education / Teacher Education Graphic Design   Chemistry  
           
  Political Science History   Computer Science  
           
  Sociology Intelligence and National Security Studies   Engineering Science  
           
  Special Education - Multi-Categorical  Interdisciplinary Studies   Information Systems  
           
    Languages and Intercultural Studies   Information Technology  
           
    Music   Marine Science  
           
    Music Education   Psychology   
           
    Philosophy      
           
    Religious Studies      
           
    Theatre (B.A.)      
           
    Theatre Arts (B.F.A.)      
           
    Visual Art      
           
           

Leslie Barrett BrownLeslie Barrett Brown

Title:  Associate Director of Transfer and Non-Traditional Admission

Phone:  843-349-4129

Email:  lbarrett@coastal.edu

Territory:  Business and Education and Social Sciences

Educational Background:  B.S. in Organizational Leadership, Management, and Development, M.A. in Educational Leadership, Higher Education Administration  

 


Shay Godwin, CCU Class of 2012

Title:  Senior Transfer and Non-Traditional Admissions Counselor

Phone:  843-349-2216

Email:  sbgodwin@coastal.edu

Territory:  Humanities and Fine Arts, Science and Honors College majors

Educational Background:  B.A. in History with a minor in Religious Studies, M.A. in Theological Studies 


Lauren Skipper Small2‌Lauren Skipper, CCU Class of 2012

Title:  Transfer and Non-Traditional Admissions Counselor

Phone:  843-349-6587

Email:  lskipper@coastal.edu

Territory:  Health and Human Performance

Educational background: B.A. in Psychology  


‌International Students

Phone:  843-349-2521

Email:  internationaladmissions@coastal.edu


For questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 843-349-2170 or 800-277-7000 to speak with an Admissions counselor.