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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

King Brown 250 X 250 VariantKing Brown, CCU Class of 2019

Title:  Admissions Counselor

Phone:  843-349-6663

Email:  kebrown5@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshmen students - (South Carolina counties:  Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Saluda, Spartanburg), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin.

Educational Background:  B.A. in Communication


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

Title:  Admissions & Community Outreach Coordinator

Phone:  843-349-6436

Email:  wbclark@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshmen students - (South Carolina counties:  Calhoun, Clarendon, Darlington, Florence, Kershaw, Lee, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Sumter), Pennsylvania. 

Educational Background:  B.A. in Communication 


Ashley Cohen 250 X 250 variantAshley Cohen

Title:  Associate Director of Admissions Events

Phone:  843-349-6450

Email:  acohen@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshmen students - (South Carolina counties:  Chesterfield, Lancaster), North Carolina.

Educational Background:  B.A. in Theatre Arts, M.S. in Education in Educational Leadership 


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: Horry).

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


Camrynn GonzalesCamrynn Gonzales, CCU Class of 2016

Title:  Assistant Director of Admissions Recruitment

Phone:  843-349-6689

Email:  cagonzale@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshmen students - (South Carolina counties:  Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Union, York), Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia.

Educational Background:  B.A. in Communication, M.S. in Higher Education 


Ana Maria Lavado, CCU Class of 2013

Title:  Admissions Counselor, High Ability Recruitment

Phone:  843-349-5074

Email:  alavado@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshmen students - (South Carolina counties:  Dillon, Georgetown, Marion, Williamsburg), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont.

Educational Background: Honors B.A. in English, M.A. in Medieval Studies


Jordan Pinckney 250 X 250 VariantJordan Pinckney, CCU Class of 2019

Title:  Admissions & Community Outreach Coordinator

Phone:  843-349-4153

Email:  jmpinck1@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshmen students - (South Carolina counties:  Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Jasper), Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland.

Educational Background:  B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, Higher Education & Student Affairs


Benjamin RutherfordBenjamin Rutherford, CCU Class of 2017

Title:  Admissions Counselor

Phone:  843-349-2272

Email:  barutherf@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshmen students - (South Carolina counties:  Bamberg, Barnwell ), Connecticut, New York.

Educational background: B.A. in Interdisciplinary Sstudies focusing on Communication, Psychology and Sociology 


Aleya TylinskiAleya Tylinski

Title:  Assistant Director of Admissions for Events

Phone:  843-349-2273

Email:  atylinski@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshmen students - (South Carolina counties:  Allendale, Hampton), New Jersey.

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


Will Wright smallWill Wright

Title:  Assistant Director of Admissions for Events

Phone:  843-349-4075

Email:  wwright@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshmen students - (South Carolina counties:  Aiken, Lexington, Richland), Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

Educational Background: B.A. in Communication, M.S. in Management and Leadership


Transfer Admissions Counselors

Leslie Barrett Brown‌Leslie Barrett Brown

Title:  Assistant Director of Transfer Credit Evaluation

Phone:  843-349-4129

Email:  lbarrett@coastal.edu

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

 

 


Title:  Associate Director of Transfer Admission & Credit Articulation (Vacancy)

Phone:  843-349-2170

Email:  transfer@coastal.edu

Territory:  Transfer and Second-Degree seeking students with last names beginning with A - E are currently served by Shay Godwin and Jena Ranzo.


Shay Godwin, CCU Class of 2012

Title:  Admissions Counselor

Phone:  843-349-2216

Email:  sbgodwin@coastal.edu

Territory:  Transfer and Second-Degree seeking students with last names beginning with F - O, Readmit and Readmit Transfer students, Non-Degree students, Veterans, and Online Marketing and Online Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management programs..

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


Jena RanzoJena Ranzo, CCU Class of 2017

Title:  Senior Transfer Counselor

Phone:  843-349-2370

Email:  jmranzo@coastal.edu

Territory:  Transfer and Second-Degree seeking students with last names beginning with P - Z, Transfer Bridge students, and Health Administration and Nursing Completion programs.

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


‌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.