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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  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


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


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


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


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

‌J'Nesha Johnson

Title:  Assistant Director of Admissions Events

Phone:  843-349-2030


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


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


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


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


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


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
Concurrent High Schoolers

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

Wall College of BusinessSpadoni College of Education and Social SciencesEdwards College of Humanities and Fine ArtsConway Medical Center of Health and Human PerformanceGupta College of ScienceHTC 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  
PGA Golf Management Specialization  Political Science History   Computer Science  
  Sociology Intelligence and National Security Studies   Engineering Science  
  Special Education - Multi-Categorical  Interdisciplinary Studies   Information Systems  
  Undeclared Education  Languages and Intercultural Studies   Information Technology  
  Undeclared Social Sciences  Music   Marine Science  
    Music Education   Psychology   
    Religious Studies      
    Theatre (B.A.)      
    Theatre Arts ( all B.F.A. concentrations)      
    Visual Art      
    Visual Communication Design       

Leslie Barrett BrownLeslie Barrett Brown

Title:  Associate Director of Transfer and Non-Traditional Admission

Phone:  843-349-4129


Territory:  Business, and Health and Human Performance

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:  Assistant Director of Transfer & Non-Traditional Admissions

Phone:  843-349-2216


Territory:  Education, Humanities and Fine Arts, Science, Social Sciences, and Honors College majors

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

‌International Students

Phone:  843-349-2521


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