Stephen Harrison - Coastal Carolina University
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Steve Harrison

Stephen K. Harrison

Vice President for Auxiliary Enterprises


Singleton Building 142  |  843-349-6405  |  harrison@coastal.edu

As vice president for auxiliary enterprises, Stephen “Steve” Harrison, provides leadership for contractual and business services, facilities operations, and transportation services, the TD Campus and Community Sustainability Initiative, and University Housing. Auxiliary enterprises, which comprises more than 500 employees, creates excellent Chanticleer experiences through a variety of self-support and University services, including: maintaining the campus grounds and custodial operations; moving students, staff, faculty, guests and Chanticleer sports fans on CCU shuttles; providing retail and residential dining, catering and concessions services; operating the Hackler Golf Course and the University bookstore; and welcoming students home to the University’s more than 4,600 residence hall and apartment beds.

Harrison began his service to the University in September 2010 as the director of housing and residence life immediately following the University’s decision to implement a first- and second-year live-on campus requirement. Since that time, the University has more than doubled the number of beds in its management, including completing the largest building project in its history, New Student Housing on the Elvington Property. Now known as Tradition, Chanticleer, Singleton-Young and Teal halls, these communities are home to more than 1,200 first-year students and five special interest housing communities. Steve also serves on the Feel the Teal Presidential Task Force and the Strategic Management Committee. He was a founding member of the Feel the Teal Steering Committee and Leadership Team and served on the University’s CCU Strategic Plan 2016-2021 committee. He has also been a leader among housing and residence life professionals in the state by hosting an annual meeting of South Carolina’s senior housing officers for several years on the University’s campus.

Prior to joining TEAL Nation, Harrison worked in housing and residence life for several years at the University of Arizona and Southern Utah University, where he also served as assistant vice president for auxiliary enterprises. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., and his Master of Science in education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., near his childhood home of Virginia Beach.