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2015-2016 WIPL officers elected

Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University (WIPL) announces its new officers for 2015-2016. They are: Jennifer Shinaberger, president; Bertha Fladger, vice president/president-elect; Lori Church, treasurer; and Meredith Canady, secretary. The elected officers serve for two-year terms.

Image of Jennifer ShinabergerJennifer Shinaberger is the assistant director of distance learning in the Center for Teaching Excellence to Advance Learning, the faculty development center at Coastal Carolina University.‌ She works with faculty as an instructional coach and consultant to help them bring innovative and proven pedagogical practices to their classrooms, and she assists faculty in the development of distance learning courses and the integration of technology into courses. Shinaberger is also a teaching associate in the Spadoni College of Education where she teaches instructional technology. She has been in the field of education for 18 years and was a Spanish teacher prior to joining Coastal Carolina University in 1998. Shinaberger is a charter member of Women in Philanthropy and Leadership and served as WIPL Secretary for many years until 2013 when she was elected vice president/president-elect.

Bertha Fladger is the program assistant in the Office of Multicultural Student Services at Coastal Carolina University. She has been with Coastal Carolina University since December 2004. She is an adviser to The Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors Gospel Choir (CIA) and Women of Color (WOC). Fladger serves as a member of the University’s Staff Advisory Committee as a presidential appointee. She is also the campus adviser of the Sigma Xi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority Inc. She has been a member of WIPL since 2013 and has served as the WIPL student liaison since 2013.

Lori Church PhotoLori Church has served as controller in the Office of Financial Services at Coastal Carolina University since 2008. As controller, Church manages the University's general ledger and the payroll and procurement offices, supervises the budget process and treasury function, and assists with all aspects of financial review and reporting. Under Church’s leadership, the University has received seven consecutive unqualified audit opinions on the year-end financial statements with no audit findings noted. Church is a certified public accountant (CPA) in both North Carolina and South Carolina, and is a certified internal auditor and certified bank auditor. She has been a WIPL member since 2008.

Meredith Canady imageMeredith Canady serves as deputy compliance officer and equal employment opportunity (EEO) investigator at Coastal Carolina University. Prior to her appointment in 2015, she worked in the Office of University Counsel as an assistant to the Chief Compliance Officer and Associate Counsel as she completed law school. Canady has been a WIPL member since 2015 and is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University.

The executive director of WIPL is Terri DeCenzo, a community leader and advocate for women and women’s issues; her husband David A. DeCenzo is president of Coastal Carolina University. Other members of the WIPL board of directors are Marjorie Thompson, immediate past-president, who also serves as the WIPL liaison from the Office for Philanthropy; Lynn Fox and Charmaine Tomczyk, co-chairs of the scholarship committee; Nora Mason, chair of the membership committee; and Anne Monk, public relations officer.

October Luncheon


Emily Coke
Featuring CCU Alumna

Emily Coke

General Manager
Tanger Outlets, Highway 501

$10 WIPL members
$15 non-members


The WIPL Effect

Hear from WIPL's first Legacy Endowed Scholar about her Coastal Carolina University experience
(run time 2:16)