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Daphne Holland, Ph.D. 

Assistant Provost of Student Success Initiatives


Kearns Hall 105  |  843-234-3463  |  dhollan1@coastal.edu

Daphne Holland joined Coastal Carolina University fall 2016 as assistant provost of summer initiatives and first-year success. In 2018, she was named assistant provost of student success initiatives, overseeing the Bridge and CEaL programs as well as the new Coastal Student Success Center.

Prior to her administrative positions in higher education, she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in both English and Higher Education, most recently in the Graduate College at The Citadel. She was also awarded the Mitchell Community College R.D. Grier Excellence in Education award as well as being nominated for the North Carolina Community College System / RJ Reynolds Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2016, she won Staff Member of the Year at Trident Technical College. She is an active member of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) and the Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA).

Holland graduated with her bachelor’s degree in physical education and her master’s in English education from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Clemson University. Her areas of academic interest are in educational leadership and public administration.