Chris J. Foley is the Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Foley joined IUPUI in July of 2007, and prior to doing so, he was Chief of Operations and Director of International Admissions in Indiana University—Bloomington's Office of Undergraduate Admissions for 10 years. While at Bloomington, Foley oversaw the systems and admissions process for some 35,000 applications, and implemented an aggressive recruitment plan that resulted in a 64 percent increase in the total number of international applications in two years, and a 40 percent increase in the total number of international students on campus over five years. In his time at IUPUI, he has overseen the implementation of a national recruitment strategy.
He has published and presented on various topics including transfer credit, alumni student recruitment, college rankings, the Bologna Process, technology and international recruitment and retention. He is the author of the Educational System of the Kyrgyzstan and the editor of The Educational System of the Russian Federation (both published by AACRAO).
Foley was a Sturgis Fellow at the University of Arkansas where he completed his undergraduate studies, and he holds master's degrees from Indiana University in English and Creative Writing.