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University Counsel: About Us

Tim Meacham

Timothy E. Meacham, JD
University Counsel
Singleton Building 110  |  843-349-2876  |  tmeacham@coastal.edu

Timothy E. Meacham of Georgetown has been University counsel at Coastal Carolina University since July 2009. His duties include review of contracts and legal advice in such areas as human resources, student affairs and student conduct, as well as providing counsel to University President David DeCenzo.

Meacham was formerly associate University counsel under Edgar Dyer, who served as University counsel for 16 years. Meacham, a 1979 graduate of Coastal Carolina University and a 1982 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, is the first Coastal Carolina University alumnus to become a member of the bar. In addition, he was admitted into the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in 2014.

Meacham has worked as a prosecutor, a trial attorney in general practice, a municipal attorney and as manager of a legal services agency. He is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and is a member of the Horry County Fee Resolution Panel. He has also served as a teaching associate in Coastal Carolina University's Department of Politics since 2004 and was named the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 2005. Meacham served as president of the University's Alumni Association in 1997-1998.

As an undergraduate student, he was president of Student Government Association and editor of The Chanticleer student newspaper. He was elected to Coastal Carolina University's chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa honor society and received the outstanding student award in the Department of Politics.

Katherine Brooks


Katherine Brooks, JD
Contract Coordinator/Legal Research Specialist
Singleton Building 109  |  843-349-2628  |  kbrooks@coastal.edu

Katherine Brooks serves as contract coordinator and legal research specialist at Coastal Carolina University. She is responsible for contract management, including the implementation of a new electronic contract management system for the University. She also assists with tort liability claims processes. She served as a compliance intern at CCU in the summer of 2014.

She earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and sociology from the University of South Carolina in 2012, and her juris doctor from Charleston School of Law in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015, where she served as editor-in-chief of The Federal Courts Law Review.

Kathy Watts

Kathy Watts
Administrative Coordinator
Singleton Building 112  |  843-349-4101  |  watts@coastal.edu

Kathy Watts serves as administrative coordinator 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 at the University, including administrative coordinator for the executive vice president and chief operating officer.