Edgar "Eddie" Dyer
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
The Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees named Edgar "Eddie" Dyer executive vice president, effective July 1, 2007. In 2010, he was named Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. Dyer has been a member of the University's political science faculty since 1976 and he served as university counsel from 1993 to 2009. He was the first recipient of the HTC Teacher-Scholar Lecturer Award and has also received the Distinguished Teaching Award, the Student Development Award, and he is an honorary inductee of the CCU Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2010, he was awarded the state's Palmetto Patriot Award for community service.
He has a variety of scholarly publications in the areas of land use law, state and local government, academic freedom, and African-American history. He has also served as interim dean of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, interim athletic director, and executive director of the Coastal Educational Foundation.
Dyer earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Guilford College, a master's degree in public administration from the University of South Carolina and a juris doctor degree from the University of South Carolina.
Kathy Watts serves as the administrative coordinator to the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer as well as for the Office of University Counsel. She has been employed by Coastal Carolina University since 1987. In addition to her current position, which she has held since 2004, she has served in several capacities in the Division of Student Affairs.