CAPS Staff


Katie DePoppe, Program Development Manager

Katie, a native of Charleston, earned a bachelor of arts degree in English and religion from Charleston Southern, and joined the CAPS team in February 2012 after serving on campus as Assistant to the President since 2010. She currently serves as the Program Development Manager, whose primary responsibilities include serving as the liaison between the publishers of CSU's learning management systems and the University, advocating for online faculty needs, and managing CSU's online curriculum and maintenance. Her areas of expertise include online curriculum development and management, media development and public relations, publishing, writing and editing. Primarily a point-person for faculty, Katie still welcomes student interaction, especially regarding Charleston Southern Online's social media.

Office: Strom Thurmond Center, 2nd Floor
Phone: 843-863-7767
Fax: 843-863-7786


Tyler McSwain, Recruiter
Tyler, a native of Charleston, earned his degree in religion/youth ministry from Charleston Southern and graduated cum laude in 2009. He joined the CAPS team in July 2013 as a Recruitment Counselor after working 4 years in the corporate world. Tyler serves as part of the first line of contact for all potential and new students, guiding them through the admissions process. He works directly with Lisa Kemp to ensure students an easy, pleasurable experience as they become a part of the Charleston Southern family. He loves to develop long-term relationships with students in order to encourage them to seek their life-long dreams and passions through our educational foundation. Do not hesitate to contact Tyler for any questions regarding the CAPS online program. He loves talking to students!

Office: Strom Thurmond Center, 2nd Floor

Phone: 843-863-7822
Fax: 843-863-7786

Financial Aid
Office: Hunter Reception Center
Phone: 843-863-7050 or 1-800-947-7474
Fax: 843-863-7070