NEW OFFICERS ELECTED FOR BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Parker is a certified public accountant based in Myrtle Beach. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Coastal in 1977 and served on the Horry County Higher Education Commission from 1989 to 1993, including a term as chairman. He is also a past chairman of Coastal's Alumni Association. Parker has served on Coastal's Board of Trustees since 1993.
Lyles is president of Carolina Beer Company in Anderson. He earned a bachelor's degree from Erskine College in 1967. He is a member of the Anderson area Bank of America advisory board and is a past chair of the South Carolina Beer Association. Lyles has served on Coastal's Board of Trustees since 1993.
Williams, a retired educator and civic leader, taught history part time at Coastal from 1969 to 1974 and was the school's first African- American instructor. He attended the Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from South Carolina State University. Williams has served on the Horry County Higher Education Commission and was chairman of the Board of Trustees of Horry-Georgetown Technical College from 1977 to 1983. Williams has served on Coastal's Board of Trustees since 2000.
Coastal's Board of Trustees has 17 members. Fifteen are elected by the General Assembly (two from each Congressional District and three from the state at large), one is appointed by the Governor, and one member is the Governor's designee.