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H. Franklin Burroughs

H. Franklin Burroughs (1962-2002) was a Conway attorney who helped lead Coastal Carolina University during its first crucial years of independence. Burroughs was named to CCU's first board of trustees in 1993 when the institution separated from the University of South Carolina system and served until 2002; he served as board chairman for the 1999-2000 term. He was an early advocate of the football program and was one of its first benefactors.

He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Coastal Carolina College in 1984 and a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1987.

Burroughs was named an honorary founder of Coastal Carolina University in 2012.