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Two join Wall College of Business Executive-in-Residence program

October 23, 2001

Howard Smith and Harold Stowe have joined the Executive-in-Residence program in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University.

The Executive-in-Residence program assists the Wall College of Business with student job placement, identification of student internship opportunities and in helping to design and coordinate various community outreach programs. Executives also serve as resources for faculty, students and student groups.

Smith, who will work with accounting, finance and economics departments, is a member of the board of directors of the Coastal Educational Foundation, Inc. He previously served on the CEF board from 1993 to 1998. He is also a member and past chair of the Wall College of Business Board of Visitors. Smith, who joined the Coastal faculty as an adjunct professor of accounting in 1980, served as assistant professor of accounting from 1998 to 2001. He was a partner with Smith, Sapp, Bookhout, Crumpler and Calliham, P.A. in Myrtle Beach from 1978 to 1997. Smith earned a bachelor's degree from The Citadel in 1971 and a master's degree from the University of South Carolina in 1975.

Stowe will work with the management, marketing and law departments. He joined Canal Industries, Inc., in 1996, where he has been president and CEO since 1997. He is a member of the Palmetto Business Forum, is on the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education Business Advisory Council, and is past chair of the Board of Trustees of Conway Hospital, Inc. Stowe earned a bachelor's degree from Washington and Lee University in 1968 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1970.

William Baxley Jr., serves as senior Executive-in-Residence. Baxley, dean emeritus of the Wall College of Business, joined the Coastal faculty in 1972 and served the university in many capacities until his retirement in 1992.