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CCU board of trustees approves facility upgrades

August 6, 2021

The Coastal Carolina University board of trustees approved the renovation of two campus buildings during its summer meeting on Aug. 6.

The previously approved Kimbel Library renovation project will now expand in scope and budget to address seismic issues and enhance the exterior of the building. The $15.5 million project is being funded by the State Capital Reserve Fund, Horry County penny sales tax for education, and a private donation. The increase in the scope and cost for the project will now be submitted through the state approval process.

Hicks Dining Hall will be renovated to provide a more cohesive dining experience and better serve the University community’s needs. Renovations to the campus’ primary dining facility will include a redesigned main entrance, upgraded service stations, refinished floors, upgraded technology, and new food service equipment. The renovations are scheduled for summer 2022 and will be fully funded by Aramark, CCU’s food service provider.

In other action, the board approved a 30% tuition reduction for graduate-level coursework for all full-time employees of Horry-Georgetown Technical College.

During the meeting, the board welcomed its three newest members: Dr. Joe N. Jarrett Jr., Mark S. Kelley, and Bradley J. Poston. Kelley and Poston are both graduates of the University.

The board’s next scheduled meetings are Oct. 28-29.