At its regular quarterly meeting today, the board of trustees of Coastal Carolina University received the University administration's plan outlining cost-saving measures for the fiscal year 2010-2011. The plan was developed in response to the board's directive to identify $4 million in savings in the institution's proposed budget for the upcoming year.
The board approved two new hires, with tenure. Ralph Byington has been named dean of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at CCU, effective July 1. Edward Jadallah has been named associate professor of education and chair for curriculum and instruction in CCU's Spadoni College of Education, effective May 7.
The board approved the addition of women's lacrosse as an official University sport by 2012-2013.
In preparation for reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the University signed memorandums of understanding with the Coastal
Educational Foundation, the Coastal Athletic Foundation and the CCU Student Housing Foundation.
Several leases on land and buildings were approved and renewed. These included a five-year renewal lease with Chestnut Holdings LLC for Quail Creek Golf Course; approval of a lease with the Horry County Higher Education Commission for land on which to build a future facility for the Department of Public Safety; renewal of leases with the Horry County Higher Education for the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies building and the Procurement building; renewal of a lease with the Coastal Educational Foundation for a soccer field and approval of a lease with the Foundation for the parking lot area between Baxley Hall and U.S. 501; leases with the Student Housing Foundation for two houses located on the Elvington property acquired by the Foundation in 2006; and renewal of the lease for the Waccamaw Higher Education Center in Litchfield.