Coastal Carolina University's board of trustees has voted to prohibit CCU trustees from serving as voting members of foundations or other related entities affiliated with the university. Trustees may henceforth only serve as ex-officio, non-voting members of other CCU foundations.
The board also approved recommendations for promotions and/or tenure. The following were approved:
Karen M. Aguirre to associate professor of biology with tenure
Maria K. Bachman to professor of English
Dennis S. Edwards to associate professor of economics with tenure
Daniel J. Ennis to professor of English
Allison Faix to associate librarian with tenure
Arne R. Flaten to associate professor of art history with tenure
John J. Hutchens Jr. to associate professor of biology with tenure
J. Kay Keels to associate professor of management with tenure
Michael Latta to associate professor of marketing with tenure
Brent Lewis, associate professor of marine science, was granted tenure
Kenneth J. Martin, associate professor of theatre, was granted tenure
Pamela L. Martin to associate professor of politics with tenure
Jose L. Mireles to senior instructor of Spanish
Mario Morales to senior instructor of Spanish
J. Alberto Pérez to associate professor of Spanish with tenure
Philip M. Powell to professor of music
Rebecca L. Searle to senior instructor of Spanish
Brett K. Simpson to associate professor of chemistry with tenure
Renee J. Smith to associate professor of philosophy with tenure
Gary M. Stegall to professor of music
The board also approved tenure for Barbara Burd, who will begin on May 1 as executive director of library and instructional technologies, and for Philip L. Little, who will begin on Aug. 1 as chair of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics in the Wall College of Business Administration.
In other action, the board approved naming the entrance drive to Quail Creek Golf Club at Coastal Carolina University "Ellis Howell Lane" in honor of the club's first golf pro.
A resolution was passed honoring Coastal alumnus and student-athlete Henry O'Neal Hucks and naming April 5, 2008, "Henry O'Neal Hucks Day" at Coastal. Hucks played basketball and baseball and was a founding member of the university's CINO athletic foundation.