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Senior Staff

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Debbie Conner, Ph.D. 
Vice President for Student Affairs
Edward M. Singleton Building 104
843-349-2300
dconner@coastal.edu

Student Affairs at Coastal Carolina University provides a safe, supportive and challenging student learning community which encourages leadership, citizenship and responsibility to self and others. The following principles serve as a foundation for providing meaningful and enriching programs, services and activities: Excellence, Integrity and ethical competence, Respect for diversity, Physical and emotional wellness, Self-awareness, Engaged participation in campus programs, Lifelong learning. In addition, Student Affairs seeks to develop students into responsible adults and productive members of society by promoting the personal characteristics of competence, confidence, collaboration, character and caring. 

 

Campus Recreation

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Jody Davis
Director of Campus Recreation
HTC Center 145
843-349-2832
jody@coastal.edu

Campus Recreation provides programs that promote healthy, active and enjoyable lifestyles for all students. Whether interested in general fitness, recreation or competitive activities, Campus Recreation has something for everyone.  Facilities include the new Student Recreation & Convocation Center, Williams-Brice Physical Education Center with three courts, a six-lane swimming pool in Williams Brice and mulitiple recreation fields. 

Counseling Services/Accessibility & Disability Services

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Jennie Cassidy, Ph.D.
Director of Counseling Services
Student Health Services Center
843-349-2305
jcassidy@coastal.edu  

Counseling Services are offered to assist students in defining and accomplishing their personal goals. Priorities of this department include: treatment of mental health concerns prevention of psychological difficulties, educating students to live emotionally and behaviorally healthy lives and contributing to a healthy campus environment. The Office of Accessibility and Disability Services offers students with physical, psychological, or learning disabilities accommodations and assistance. With appropriate documentation, accessibility coordinators determine accommodations needed to assist students in taking full advantage of their Coastal Carolina University educational opportunities. On-going academic coaching is offered to assist students with disabilities to help ensure success at Coastal Carolina University.

Dean of Students/Student Conduct and Off Campus Student Services

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Travis E. Overton
Dean of Students
Eldred E. Prince Building 122
843-349-4160
toverton@coastal.edu  

The Dean of Students Office partners with students, their families, faculty and staff to promote the holistic development of students, focusing on student advocacy, crisis management, and personal accountability. The office serves as the primary contact for matters relating to the Code of Student Conduct.

Student Health Services

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Caesar Ross
Director of Student Health Services
Student Health Center
843-349-6543
cross@coastal.edu 

Student Health Services offers quality primary medical care and health education services, with an emphasis on wellness and healthy lifestyles. A dedicated team of medical professionals are available to assess your health care needs. Students are encouraged to make an appointment for non-emergencies, visit to pick up health and wellness resources or access website for many other resources.

Multicultural Student Services

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Pat Singleton-Young
Director of Multicultural Student Services
Eldred E. Prince Building 215
843-349-2304
psyoung@coastal.edu 

Multicultural Student Services strives to enhance the academic, social and personal development of Coastal Carolina University's minority students. In addition, the office hosts cultural activities and programs to inform and educate others about diversity. This office also sponsors Welcome Week for new freshmen during the week before classes begin in the fall semester.

Student Life

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Whitney Comer
Director of Student Life
Lib Jackson Student Center 215
843-349-2303
wcomer@coastal.edu

The Office of Student Life believes that each Coastal Carolina University student's experience is enhanced by activities and programs outside of the classroom. The office creates opportunities for students to participate actively, grow personally, and explore new ideas and interests through a variety of entertainment, educational and involvement experiences. 

University Housing

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Stephen K Harrison 
Director of Housing &
Residence Life
University Housing, Ingle Hall 127
843-349-6400
harrison@coastal.edu

At Coastal Carolina University, more than 3,600 students call campus "home." University Housing employs student leaders and professional staff to create communities focused on resident safety and success. Each staff member is expected to serve as a resource person, activity planner, community builder and policy enforcer to ensure that students experience a positive and vibrant living and learning environment.