Coastal Carolina University President Ronald R. Ingle has appointed Sally M. Horner, executive vice president at Coastal, as interim provost for the 2001-2002 academic year. In addition to her present duties, Horner will be responsible for the following areas: academic affairs, deans council, grants and sponsored research, and the School of Continuing Studies (formerly the Division of Extended Learning and Public Services).
According to Ingle, a search for a permanent provost will begin this fall.
Prior to being named executive vice president in 1993, Horner served as vice chancellor for planning and fiscal affairs at Coastal since 1984. From 1978 to 1984, she held several top administrative positions at the University of Charleston in West Virginia including acting president, vice president for administrative services, provost, dean of the Morris Harvey College of Arts and Sciences, and acting dean of the College of Health Sciences.
Horner was also on the faculty at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C., from 1965 to 1978, where she served as chair of the department of chemistry and physical science, director of institutional research, director of financial aid, and taught courses in inorganic, physical, analytical and general chemistry, physics and astronomy.
She also has held post-doctoral research appointments at Duke University, the Research Triangle Institute in North Carolina and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Horner earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate, and received a three-year pre-doctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
She served two consecutive three-year terms as elected commissioner of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Horner is a member of the Board of Trustees at Conway Hospital and is chair of the advisory committee for the oversight of Kingston Nursing Home of Conway Hospital. She was also appointed by former Gov. Carroll Campbell to the Board of Directors of the Waccamaw Center for Mental Health from 1993 to 1996.