Fred DuBard Jr. and Howard Smith have been named to the Coastal Educational Foundation, Inc. (CEF), Board of Directors.
DuBard is owner and CEO of DuBard Inc., a Florence-based distributor of Anheuser-Busch products. He has served on Coastal's Board of Trustees since 1993, including three terms as chairman. DuBard has been an active leader in many Florence area civic organizations including the Florence Chamber of Commerce, the Florence Rotary Club, YMCA as well as the Florence-Darlington Technical Foundation. DuBard earned a bachelor's degree from Wofford College in 1957 and a master's degree from the University of Tennessee in 1960.
Smith previously served on the CEF board from 1993 to 1998. He is a member of the Executive-in-Residence program with Coastal's E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration. Smith joined the Coastal faculty as an adjunct professor of accounting in 1980 and served as assistant professor of accounting from 1998 to 2001. He is past chair of the Wall College of Business Board of Visitors. Smith was a partner with Smith, Sapp, Bookhout, Crumpler and Calliham, P.A. in Myrtle Beach from 1978 to 1997. Smith earned a bachelor's degree from The Citadel in 1971 and a master's degree from the University of South Carolina in 1975.
The Coastal Educational Foundation, Inc., is a nonprofit corporation which receives and disburses charitable gifts in support of Coastal Carolina University. The foundation was established in 1954 for the purpose of advancing higher learning in Horry County and was instrumental in the creation of Coastal. The foundation meets quarterly.
Coastal Educational Foundation, Inc., board members serve five-year terms.