Coastal Carolina University President Ronald R. Ingle has been appointed to the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Executive Committee for 2001-2002 by Georgia Gov. Roy E. Barnes, chairman of SREB.
SREB was created in 1948 by Southern states to help government and education leaders work cooperatively to advance education and improve the social and economic life of the region.
SREB assists state leaders by directing attention to key issues; collecting, compiling and analyzing comparable data; and conducting broad studies and initiating discussions that help states and institutions form long-range plans, actions and policy proposals.
The organization is governed by a board that consists of the governor of each member state and four people that he or she appoints, including at least one state legislator and at least one educator. SREB is supported by appropriations from its member states and by funds from private companies, foundations, and state and federal agencies.
Ingle was appointed to serve on SREB in 1996 by Gov. David Beasley and was reappointed by Gov. Jim Hodges in June 2000.
SREB's 16 member states are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
Ingle has served as Coastal's president since 1993, when the institution became an independent public university. He joined Coastal in 1988 as vice chancellor of academic affairs.
Before coming to Coastal, Ingle held faculty and administrative positions at the University of South Carolina, The Ohio State University, Kennesaw College and South Georgia College.
A native of Moncks Corner, S.C., Ingle earned a bachelor's degree in English from Wofford College, a master's degree in higher education administration from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. in psychology from The Ohio State University.