Paul Edison Stanton
2014 University Medallion
Paul Edison Stanton (1934-2013) was a psychology professor at Coastal Carolina University from 1974 until his retirement in 1994. He was also vice chancellor of academic affairs from 1974 to 1979, during which time Coastal Carolina College transitioned from a two-year junior college to a four-year degree-granting institution. Stanton was instrumental in the establishment of 14 baccalaureate degree programs and the recruitment of 45 faculty members. He was also named the institution’s first provost in 1992. Upon his retirement, he was awarded the title of distinguished professor emeritus.
Stanton was raised in Greensboro, N.C., and was a 1957 graduate of High Point University, where he excelled in basketball and tennis. He earned a master's degree in 1962 from East Carolina University and a doctorate of philosophy in 1966 from the University of South Carolina.
He lived in Myrtle Beach until 1997 when he moved to Brunswick, Ga. with his wife of 16 years, Janet Powers.