Each year, our Admission Staff makes contact with schools, counselors, students, and families around the globe, all to find the students for whom F&M is the right fit—and who are a good fit for F&M. Find your regional representative below, and connect with us whenever you are ready.
Please note: regional representative assignments are determined by the location of your high school.
US Territories (AA, AE, AP, AS, FM, GU, MH, MP, PW and VI)
Jimmie Foster Jr.
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Assistant Director of Admission
Territories: AL, AR, DC, DE, GA, ID, KY, LA, ME, MS, NC, NE, NJ (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Salem Counties), NM, OK, PA (Berks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties, Lehigh Valley, Northeastern, Philadelphia), SC, TN, TX, VT, WV, Homeschool Students
B.A.: University of the Ozarks, M.P.A.: University of KentuckyOriginally from Austin, TX, Matt graduated from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, AR in 2012 with degrees in History & Literature and Sociology. While at Ozarks, Matt was heavily involved on campus, including being team captain of the varsity tennis team and holding other leadership roles within student government and residential life. He also received a M.P.A. with a concentration in Higher Education Policy/Administration from the University of Kentucky in 2016.Prior to joining F&M, Matt worked in education policy at two national nonprofit organizations, The Council of State Governments and Women In Government and most recently served as a policy consultant to gubernatorial and Congressional campaigns in Arkansas. Matt is thrilled to work towards improving college access from the school perspective and as part of a university that strongly values improving educational accessibility and attainability for all students.
Senior Assistant Director of AdmissionB.A.: Whitman CollegeHailing originally from Carson City, NV, Kevin graduated from Whitman College in 2013 with a B.A. in English, earning Honors in Major Study following the completion of his Creative Writing Thesis. After three years working as an Admission Officer at his alma mater, Kevin joined the Franklin & Marshall College Office of Admission in 2016, where he continues helping students from all backgrounds find their best college fit. When not on the road or reading applications, you can find Kevin stretching his inner nerd at a board game night, diving into some creative writing, walking his adorable dog, Luna, or just hanging out, enjoying a strong cup of black coffee, and devouring a good book.Favorite Places in Lancaster - Zoetropolis! It's a local art-house theater run by local business owners. Great indie films come through all the time, and every First Friday they host Fright Night, a running series of bizarre and campy horror films from all eras.Most Impactful Book I Read as a Young Adult - If age 23 counts as a young adult, House of Leaves by Mark. Z. Danielewski. Otherwise, it's Harry Potter books all the way down, my favorite being the Deathly Hallows. I grew up with Harry, and the Deathly Hallows came out the same year I graduated from high school.
Brenda Gomez '17
Assistant Director of Admission
Territories: AK, AZ, CA (Northern and Southern), CO, CT (except Fairfield County), HI, MA, NJ (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties), NV, New York (Brooklyn, Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, Rockland County, Staten Island and Queens), OR, PR, WABrenda is a first-generation college graduate from Inglewood, California. She attended Franklin & Marshall College and studied Economics and Psychology. Prior to working at her alma mater, Brenda worked for the College Advising Corps where she had the pleasure of assisting high school seniors and their families with the college application process in order to successfully enroll them in a four-year institution. Continuing her passion for college access, Brenda also works as the Student Success Coordinator at F&M where she is the Director of F&M College Prep. She is extremely excited to now work at the other end of the spectrum in the Admission Office and is looking forward to recruiting the next generation of Diplomats in her hometown region!Favorite Travel Season Food: My parent's cooking! Since I have lived in PA for a few years now, I do miss my parent's home-cooked meals so I cannot wait to go back to Los Angeles.Favorite Hobbies: dancing, hiking, traveling and just going on new adventures!
Hillen Grason Jr.
Director of Recruitment
Territories: Lancaster County, PA & Transfer Students
Hillen joined Franklin & Marshall in the April of 2019. As a first generation and Pell eligible college student himself, he is passionate about helping prospective students and their families navigate their respective college searches. Growing up in the diverse suburbs between Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC has played a major role in shaping Hillen’s philosophy on the value of immersing one’s self in a community like F&M’s.
Prior to joining F&M, Hillen started his career in higher education as an Assistant Men’s Basketball coach at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He went on to spend six years at Albright College. He continued is coaching efforts for three years, and begin working in the Office of Admission in 2014.
When not traveling or reading applications, he enjoys spending time with his wife (Brittany) and daughter (Adalee). They are avid sports fans, and are excited by the welcome they received when joining the F&M community.
Favorite Travel Season Food – Crab cake sandwich. As a Maryland native, I try to enjoy good seafood whenever and wherever I can find it!
Next “Bucket List” Travel Destination – Italy. My wife, Brittany, and I have already started planning how we will eat our way through the various regions of Italy, enjoying the variety of cuisines along the way.
Favorite Place in Lancaster – Clipper Magazine Stadium. Home of our minor league baseball team, the Barnstormers. This is a great venue to take the family and enjoy a nice summer evening.
Shelby Jones '16
Assistant Director of Admission
Territories: CT (Fairfield County), FL, IA, IL, IN, KS, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NH, NY (Westchester County, Upstate excluding Rockland and Westchester Counties), OH, PA (Adams, Bucks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York Counties, North Central Region, Western Region), RI, SD, UT, VA, WI, WYShelby is a 2016 F&M alumna from Hershey, PA. While on campus, she majored in Business, Organizations, and Society and minored in French Studies. She was involved in many organizations, including French Honor Society, Art Club, Cooking Club, and Greek life. After F&M, Shelby earned her Master's degree in Accounting from Wake Forest University School of Business and worked at a Big 4 accounting firm. She is thrilled to be back at F&M, a place she considers home, and to have the chance to work with many generations of Dips to come. When she's not on campus, there's a pretty good chance you'll find her downtown at one of the amazing cafes or restaurants.Favorite Places in Lancaster: It's so difficult to choose.On Orange, Rice & Noodles, Himalayan. I also love shopping at Root's market on Tuesday's!Favorite F&M Class: Culture of Chocolate. Being from Hershey, I automatically love chocolate and I couldn't pass up the chance to take a class on it!Next "Bucket List" Travel Destination: the Scottish Highlands or Singapore