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Coastal Carolina University announces new appointment

September 16, 2010

Coastal Carolina University Professor Robert Young has been named interim Associate Provost for Grants and Sponsored Research.

Young will oversee the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research, which is responsible for monitoring and providing assurances of all federal and state regulations pertinent to grant eligibility and grants-related financial transactions. The office also ensures proper compliance, accountability and reporting to granting agencies, while providing faculty with information on grant opportunities, funding sources and grant writing assistance.

Young, who joined the CCU faculty in 1992, was previously chair of the Department of Marine Science.

He recently was awarded a $96,437 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to coordinate and support the South Carolina Marine Mammal Stranding Network, an organization charged with responding to marine animal strandings along the South Carolina coast.

Young earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in 1986 and a doctorate degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1993. He is a former president of the South Carolina Marine Educators Association.