The Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees approved a $68.9 million budget for the 2003-2004 academic year at its quarterly meeting today.
As part of the budget plan, the board approved a tuition increase, effective for fall 2003. In-state tuition will increase $420 per semester, from $2,175 to $2,595 per semester, an increase of 19.31 percent. Out-of-state tuition will increase $555 per semester, from $5,880 to $6,435, an increase of 9.44 percent.
According to university officials, even with the increase Coastal's tuition is below the average for public institutions in South Carolina.
The board approved a 2.85 increase in room, board and health service fees, from $2,805 to $2,885 per semester.
The board approved emeritus status for retiring faculty members Stephen Nagle, Pat Rohr and Robert Squatriglia.
- Nagle, who joined Coastal's English faculty in 1972 and was director of International Programs for many years, was named Distinguished Professor Emeritus.
- Rohr, who joined Coastal's biology faculty in 1972 and also served as vice president of enrollment management, was named Emeritus Professor.
- Squatriglia, who is retiring after 25 years as Coastal's vice president of Student Affairs, was named Emeritus Professor.
The board also approved recommendations by the administration for faculty promotions and tenure:
- Edred Prince Jr. has been promoted to professor of history.
- Sharon Thompson has been promoted to professor of health.
- Darla Domke-Damonte has been promoted to associate professor of management with tenure.
- Terrence Fries has been promoted to associate professor of computer science with tenure.
- John Marcis has been promoted to associate professor of economics with tenure.
- Nelljean Rice has been promoted to associate professor of English with tenure.
- Douglas Smith has been promoted to associate professor of education with tenure.
- Jeri Traw has been promoted to associate librarian with tenure.
- Joseph Winslow has been promoted to associate professor of education with tenure.