Jim Solazzo - Coastal Carolina University
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Jim Solazzo

Vice President for Student Success, Enrollment Management, and Student Affairs

Jonathan Doe
Contact Jim Solazzo
843-349-2717 jsolazzo@coastal.edu

Kearns Hall 216C

James Solazzo, Ph.D., was named vice president for student success, enrollment management, and student affairs in June 2021. Solazzo served as associate provost/director of the Academic Resource Center from 2020-2021, and as associate provost for assessment and accreditation from 2017-2020. He also served as chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics from 2012-2017. He joined the Coastal Carolina University faculty as a professor of mathematics in 2004.

Solazzo’s passion for student success started in the classroom by giving his students a lot of encouragement as well as the confidence and tools they need to pass his courses. Now, his focus is on student success across the university by making data-driven decisions to determine where student resources are needed, developing programs that promote timely degree completion, and revising university policies and processes to remove unnecessary barriers.

A native of Oswego, New York, Solazzo resides in Conway with his wife and daughter.


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