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Robin W. Edwards

Robin W. Edwards was born and raised in Horry County and graduated from Conway High School in 1955. She attended Limestone College and the College of William and Mary. With her late husband Thomas W. Edwards, she contributed the establishing gift to build the University's humanities and fine arts building, which was named the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts in 2001.

Robin Edwards' involvement with Coastal Carolina University includes serving as a charter member of the Board of Visitors for the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts; as a member of Women and Philanthropy, an organization that provides scholarships for deserving students at the University; and as a member of the Coastal Educational Foundation, the fundraising organization of the University.

Edwards is an organizer and board member of Coastal Carolina Bancshares Inc., the holding company for Coastal Carolina National Bank, a community bank in Myrtle Beach. She has been active with the Grand Strand Auxiliary, the parent organization for the volunteer staff of Grand Strand Regional Medical Center; Friends of Brookgreen Gardens; and the Huntington Society of Brookgreen Gardens.

Edwards has one daughter, Robin Edwards Russell, who is a professor in the Department of Theatre at Coastal Carolina University and is married to David Russell, video producer for the University. She has four grandchildren: Temperance Davin Thomas Russell and triplets James Edwards Foster Russell, Mary Miranda Todd Russell and Grainger Lee Williams Russell, all of Myrtle Beach.

She was named an honorary founder of Coastal Carolina University in 2008.