Hal B. Holmes Jr.
Hal B. Holmes Jr. has been involved in the governance of Coastal Carolina University since 1982, when he was named to the Horry County Higher Education Commission. He served as chair of the commission from 1985 to 1987. He is a longtime member of the Coastal Educational Foundation and served as president from 1993 to 1996. He served as a member of the Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees from 1999-2003.
A native of Conway, Holmes graduated from The Citadel in 1966 and from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1971. After service on the U.S.S. Forrestal and at the U.S. Navy Hospital in Beaufort, S.C., he entered private practice in general surgery in Conway. He has been a member of the Conway Hospital Board of Trustees since 1997 and was president from 2001 to 2003. Holmes was president of Belle Terre Golf Courses and a member of the Board of Directors of Burroughs and Chapin Company, Inc., and Brookgreen Gardens.
As part of the 50th Aniversity Initiatives in 2004, the Dr. Hal B. Holmes, Jr. Endowed Chair was established in the College Science.
Holmes was named an honorary founder of Coastal Carolina University in 2003.