I have long been a fan of this great university, having known so many of its graduates, seen it grow over the last 3 decades, impressed by so many of its skilled, caring leaders, staff and faculty. I was honored to become a member of this team in December of 2010 as the lead for developing the new West campus for the university. Replacing Dr. Kathy Hammrick is not an easy task, as her knowledge and experience was so enormous that enabled her to be so instrumental in orchestrating the modernization of the Walton Way campus.
I absolutely fully comprehend the reason why this university exists - to educate people. I assure you all that I will do my very best to help enable this most important task.
I invite you to explore our pages to learn more about the plans for the future of this great institution.
Jeffrey W. Foley
Brigadier General, U. S. Army (Retired)
Assistant Vice President for Campus Development
Augusta State University
Jeff Foley was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1955, graduating from Mariemont High School in Cincinnati in 1974. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in June 1978 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army Signal Corps. He served over 32 years in the Army, culminating his service as the 34th Chief of Signal and Commanding General, U.S. Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia. He retired from active duty in October of 2010. He is now serving as the Acting Assistant Vice President for Campus Development at Augusta State University, Augusta, Georgia.
As the principle campus developer for Augusta State University, Jeff is responsible for leading the long range planning for the campus, ensuring alignment with the State of Georgia Board of Regents Strategic Goals, as well as the President's vision for the future university. Performing program management of current major construction projects, as well as refining the Facility Master Plan that captures the future requirements for the university are the most significant efforts.
While in the Army, he held a variety of leadership positions in tactical signal units in Korea, Germany, and the United States, including command of a battalion at Fort Hood, TX, and brigade at Fort Bragg, NC. As a tactical signal officer, his principle responsibilities were designing, engineering, planning, operating, and managing communications networks and information technology capabilities for military units throughout the world. He served twice in the Pentagon and deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operations Desert Shield and Storm. He also served as the Senior Communications Officer and Director of Command and Control Communications, Computer Systems for U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, FL, the command overseeing Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom in southwest Asia. As the Chief of the Army Signal Corps, where he led the development of doctrine, the strategic planning for future communications capabilities, and the professional education, training and leader development programs for the 60,000 communications and computer operations personnel in the Active, Guard and Reserve Army.
He holds Masters degrees in Computer Systems from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio, and National Security Policy from the National Defense University in Washington, D. C. For over 20 years he has been an active member of Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, The Association of the US Army, and the Army Signal Corps Regimental Association. He is an active participant in leader development programs throughout the community.
Among his military awards and decorations are the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Master Parachutist badge.
He currently resides in Augusta, Georgia with his wife of 27 years, Beth B. Foley, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Nurse Corps.