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 Regional Admission - TX/Southcentral US
Territories: AL, AR, CO, KS, LA, MS, MO, NE, OK, TN (Memphis), TXOriginally 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.
Associate Director of Admission
Territories: CT, GA, IN, IA, ME, MD, MI, MN, NH, ND, PA (Southeastern, Chester and Delaware Counties), RI, SD, VT, WI, Transfers
Assistant Director of Regional Admission - CA/Western U.S.
Territories: AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WY
.Associate Director of Regional Admission - D.C./Southeast US
Territories: DC, KY, NC, SC, TN (Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville and Davidson), VA, WV
Brenda Gomez '17
Assistant Director of Admission
Territories: FL, IL, NJ (Somerset and Mercer Counties), PA (Bucks County, Montgomery County, Lehigh Valley, Northeastern PA), PRB.A.: Franklin & Marshall CollegeBrenda 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.
Mariah WagnerAdmission CounselorTerritories: NY, OH, PA (Western)
Associate Director of International Admission
Territories: International, U.S. Territories