In This Section

Media Advisories

Please visit coastal.edu/advisory for the latest campus advisories. This page was updated on Oct. 8, 2019.


Oct. 8, 2019

To:               Area media

From:          Coastal Carolina University

Re:              Board of Trustees meetings                        

The following is a list of Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees meetings and events planned for Oct. 10-11, 2019. Committee meetings will flow from one meeting to the next. All meetings will be held in the Brooks Stadium West Zone Suite. Media may park in visitor lots; the closest visitor lot to Brooks Stadium is in front of the Atheneum Hall Alumni Center (No. 13 on the map).

For more information, call Nedy Campbell at 843-349-2005.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, 9 a.m.

  • Executive Session (legal update, personnel, and contractual matters)
    • The first committee meeting will begin subsequent to executive session. It is anticipated that each of the committee meetings will be held for one hour, but some committees may take longer or shorter than anticipated.
  • Academic Affairs and Assessment Committee
  • Student Affairs and Retention Committee
  • Lunch
  • Finance, Planning, and Facilities Committee
  • Advancement, Marketing, and Alumni Affairs Committee
  • Athletics Committee
  • Government Affairs Committee

Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, 9 a.m.

  • Audit Committee (executive session if necessary)
  • Executive Committee (executive session if necessary)
  • Regular Board Meeting (will begin subsequent to committee meetings at approximately 10 a.m.)

 

Oct. 7, 2019

To:         Area media
From:    Coastal Carolina University
Re:         Launch of Women in Technology graduate certificate

On Oct. 9 at 11 a.m., Coastal Carolina University and the HTC Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies is launching the Women in Technology graduate certificate. Megan Raymond, national education development executive from Apple, will deliver a keynote address as part of the launch.

The program provides degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students a complex understanding of culture, workplace dynamics, and leadership in technology. Using an interdisciplinary lens, students will study the business environment and culture of the technology industry, particularly focused on the ways in which gender, race, and class intersect to shape the experiences of women and other underrepresented groups in the industry.

Students will develop essential skills needed to become successful leaders and managers within this rapidly expanding field. As part of the program, students may choose to pursue certification in Swift, the programming language created by Apple for building iOS apps, or pursue a technology skill development track.

“This graduate certificate is meant to immediately address needs in the industry for women to have the leadership and technology skills required to advance,” said Sara Hottinger, dean of the HTC Honors College.

The event will take place in the Alford Ballroom inside Atheneum Hall Alumni Center on Coastal Carolina University’s campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 9. Media are invited to attend, and interview opportunities with Hottinger, Associate Dean Megan McIlreavy, and information technology major and honors student Jeanne Dehetre will be available.


 

Aug. 31, 2019
CCU weather advisory

For information about Coastal Carolina University in regard to Hurricane Dorian, please check coastal.edu/advisory. That advisory page will be updated regularly throughout the weather event to communicate important information to the campus community.


 

 

Aug. 13, 2019

To:       Area media
From:   Horry County Higher Education Commission
Re:       Meeting

The Horry County Higher Education Commission have a meeting on Aug. 15, 2019, at 5 p.m. in the Dawsey Conference Room in the Singleton Building on the main Conway campus. An agenda is below.

For more information, contact Mirinda Chestnut at 843-349-2283 or mirinda@coastal.edu.

I.          Call to Order                                                                            Interim Chair Tiffany Andrews

II.        Roll Call to Establish Quorum                                                  Mirinda Chestnut

III.      Approval of Minutes for May 16, 2019, and July 30, 2019      Andrews

IV.       Approval of Financial Statements through June 30, 2019      Greg Thompson

V.         President's Report                                                                   David A. DeCenzo

VI.        Committee Reports (will go into executive session if necessary)                                                              
             A. Finance/Budget/Audit                                                              Ruell Hicks
             B. Contractual Agreements/Institutional Support                           Vicki Blair
             C. Development Centers Support                                                Travis Dannelly
             D. Executive                                                                              Andrews
                 Former commissioner/EC member Johnny Vaught
             E. Special Bylaws Committee                                                      Joseph O. Burroughs
                 Proposed amendments to bylaws 
             F. Nominating/legislative                                                             Andrews

VII.       Old Business
                                                                           Andrews
             Band Hall update

VIII.     New Business
                                                                          Andrews

IX.        Adjournment                                                                           Andrews


 

Aug. 7, 2019

To:               Area media
From:          Coastal Carolina University/Darlington Raceway
Re:              NASCAR driver Brandon Brown throwback car unveiling                         

Coastal Carolina University and Brandonbilt Racing will be revealing NASCAR driver and CCU alumnus Brandon Brown’s throwback car at Darlington Raceway on Aug. 13 starting at 11:30 a.m.

The event is in conjunction with Darlington Raceway’s Throwback Weekend that focuses on the years 1990-1994. Brown’s No. 86 Coastal Carolina ZL1 Chevrolet Camaro throwback look will pay homage to Terry Labonte’s 1993 Kellogg’s Cornflakes car; 1993 is the year CCU achieved status as an independent, public institution. Media are invited to cover this event; Brown and Labonte will both be available for interviews, as will Kerry Tharp, president of Darlington Raceway.

Brown, 25, graduated from CCU in 2018 with a degree in communication and now races full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 68 and No. 86 Chevrolet Camaros for Brandonbilt. This is the third year that CCU is the driver and car sponsor of Brandon Brown.

Labonte started his racing career at Darlington in 1978 and is a two-time NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion. He was named one of NASCAR’s 50 greatest drivers in 1998 and was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2016.

Darlington Raceway is located at 1301 Harry Byrd Highway in Darlington, S.C. If you plan to attend, please reach out to Dennis Worden, senior director of communications at Darlington Raceway, at 843-395-8823 or dworden@darlingtonraceway.com.

Watch: Brandon Brown ‘18 reflects on how CCU prepared him for a future on the track, in the workplace, and as an individual.
Read: Brandon Brown: In the Fast Lane
Information: darlingtonraceway.com


 

July 29, 2019

2019 Coastal Carolina Football Media Day

When: Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019

Where: Hall of Fame room (third floor of the Marrio & Josh Norman Field House)

Time: 1-2 p.m.

Who: Head Coach Jamey Chadwell and six players will be available for interviews

  • Head Coach Jamey Chadwell – 1-1:20 p.m.
  • Defense – Silas Kelly, C.J. Brewer, Sterling Johnson – 1:20 – 1:40 p.m.
  • Offense – CJ Marable, Ethan Howard, Shadell Bell – 1:40 – 2:00 p.m.

In order to keep the student-athletes on their schedule for report day, times will be forced.

Fall Camp Media Availability:

  • Fall camp practices are open to the media and interviews for players and coaches are available PROVIDED THAT THERE IS A 24-HOUR REQUEST/NOTICE ahead of time to Kevin Davis (kdavis6@coastal.edu) for approval.
  • Interviews will take place BEFORE practices during fall camp – approximately 15-20 minutes before the start of practice.
  • Practice times for fall camp are listed below:

Thursday, Aug. 1 – Report Day/Media Day (No practice)

Friday, Aug. 2 – 7:50 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 3 – 3:45 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 4 – No Practice

Monday, Aug. 5 – 7:50 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 6 – 7:50 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 7 – 7:50 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 8 – 7:50 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 9 – 7:50 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 10 – 2:05 p.m. – Fan Appreciation Day

Sunday, Aug. 11 – OFF

Monday, Aug. 12 – 9:45 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 13 – 9:45 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 14 – 9:45 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 15 – 9:45 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 16 – 9:45 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 17 – Noon

Sunday, Aug. 18 – OFF


 

July 26, 2019

The Horry County Higher Education Commission have a call-in meeting on July 30, 2019, at 5 p.m. in the conference room at 450-A Century Circle in Conway. An agenda is below. For more information, contact Mirinda Chestnut at 843-349-2283 or mirinda@coastal.edu.

I.          Call to Order                                                                          Interim Chair Tiffany Andrews

II.        Roll Call to Establish Quorum                                                Mirinda Chestnut

III.      Proposed Motion                                                                     Vicki Blair

Motion to approve Why I Love CCU Scholarship awards as presented by the Contractual Agreements/Institutions Support Committee for the FY 2019/20 term.

IV.       Adjournment                                                                           Andrews


July 25, 2019

Coastal Carolina University has been hosting a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (C-SURF) program all summer long, which culminates in a colloquium on July 26 from 9 a.m. to noon on CCU’s main Conway campus. The colloquium will be a showcase of oral presentations by the student participants in the 10-week C-SURF program. The students in the program were selected from a national pool of candidates working in conjunction with CCU science faculty.

An agenda is available that includes the details of the presentations. Media are invited to attend the colloquium to learn more about the student participants and the National Science Foundation-funded program. Interviews with program leaders Sathish Kumar, assistant professor in the Department of Computing Sciences, and William Ambrose, CCU professor and vice dean of the School of Coastal Environment, are available upon request. For more information, click here.

Please email news@coastal.edu if you plan to cover this event. 


July 23, 2019

In recognition of the generosity of Sunny Gupta, a leading software entrepreneur and 1992 graduate of Coastal Carolina University, CCU will rename the College of Science during a ceremony on Tuesday, July 30, at 11 a.m. The gift, one of the largest ever received by the University, will provide financial resources and student scholarship support for the college, which boasts more than 4,300 students and has the largest enrollment of CCU’s six academic colleges. 

Media are invited and encouraged to cover the event, held adjacent to the Science II building at 107 Chanticleer Drive. Parking is available in the lot across Chanticleer Drive from Science II. Gupta and CCU administrators will be available for interviews.

Gupta, a native of Chandigarh, India, earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a minor in mathematics in three years from Coastal. As a student, he served as an intern in the Chancellor’s Office, a resident adviser and as president of the International Club. He also worked in the computer science lab. Gupta is the cofounder and CEO of Apptio, one of the nation’s fastest-growing software as a service (SaaS) companies. Founded in 2007, Apptio is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., with an additional 15 offices around the world. Gupta led Apptio to an initial public offering in September 2016 then its acquisition by Vista Equity Partners in January 2019 for $1.94 billion. He won the 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Pacific Northwest.

Please email news@coastal.edu if you plan to cover this event. A press release, photos and video will be available after the event.


July 15, 2019

Two committees of the Horry County Higher Education Commission have meetings on July 18, 2019. The Contractual Agreements/Institutional Support committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room at 450-A Century Circle in Conway, and the Development Centers Support Committee will meet at 1 p.m. in the Edwards Conference Room, Room 101 of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts Building on Coastal Carolina University's main campus. Agendas for both committee meetings are available.

For more information, contact Mirinda Chestnut at 843-349-2283 or mirinda@coastal.edu.


June 11, 2019                       

There will be a meeting of the Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the President’s Conference Room in the Edward M. Singleton Building (Room 103). An agenda is below.

I.      Call to Order
II.     Roll Call
III.    Executive Session (Contractual/Legal Matters)
IV.     Standing Committee Motions
        A. Finance Planning and Facilities
            1. Review of Bond Counsel’s Opinion Regarding use of Sales Tax Proceeds to Defray State Institution Bond Debt Service. Upon review, request the approval of the Resolution that provides for the defeasance of all outstanding maturities of the Series 2010A State Institution Bonds (Motion 19-36).
            2. Request the approval and adoption of the proposed tuition and fees as presented in the Proposed Budget for FY 2019-2020 (Motion 19-16).
            3. Request the approval and adoption of the proposed room and board rates as presented in the Proposed Budget for the 2019-2020 Academic Year (Motion 19-17).
            4. Request the approval of course lab fees as presented in the Proposed Budget for the 2019-2020 Academic Year (Motion 19-18).
            5. Request approval to review the dependent child/spouse scholarship program (Motion 19-37).
            6. Request approval for discretionary fund David A. DeCenzo, University president, in the amount of $350,000, for fiscal year 2019-2020 (Motion 19-19).
V.      Executive session (if necessary)
VI.    Other business
VII.   Adjournment

June 5, 2019               

The CCU Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on June 7, 2019, at noon. The meeting will be conducted in the President's Conference Room, Room 103, located in the Singleton Building. An agenda for the meeting will be provided.


Feb. 19, 2019

The following is a list of Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees meetings planned for Feb. 21-22, 2019. Committee meetings will flow from one meeting to the next. All meetings will be held in the boardroom of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration. Agendas are attached. For more information, call Nedy Campbell at 843-349-2005. 

Thursday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.

  • Finance, Planning and Facilities Committee
  • Academic Affairs and Assessment Committee
  • Student Affairs and Retention Committee
  • Lunch/Executive Session – (legal update, personnel and contractual matters)
    • Lunch will be served around noon, and executive session will begin at that time. The first committee meeting will begin subsequent to executive session at approximately 1 p.m. Each posted meeting will follow thereafter in consecutive fashion. 
  • Advancement, Marketing and Alumni Affairs Committee
  • Athletics Committee
  • Government Affairs Committee

Friday, Feb. 22, 8:30 a.m.

  • Audit Committee/Executive Session (if necessary)
  • Executive Committee/Executive Session (if necessary)
  • Regular board meeting

The meeting will begin subsequent to Executive Session at approximately 10 a.m.


 

Jan. 8, 2019

This notice is being distributed on behalf of U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon.

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OPIOID SUMMIT

Jan. 10, 2019, 2:15–3 p.m. in the Singleton Ballroom on the campus of Coastal Carolina University

Area media representatives are invited to attend a Media Briefing following a roundtable discussion on the opioid crisis in our communities. Attendees will include educators, law enforcement, treatment administrators, civic leaders and recovering addicts.

Agenda

2:15–2:30 p.m.      Media arrival and setup.

2:30–3 p.m.           U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon will brief media representatives regarding the opioid epidemic in Horry and Florence counties following a community roundtable discussion. Other community leaders will also be available to speak to the media.

This event is co-sponsored by Coastal Carolina University.


 

Dec. 11, 2018

To:               Area media

From:          Coastal Carolina University

Re:              Board of Trustees meetings and commencement                        

The following is a list of Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees meetings and events planned for Dec. 13-14, 2018, including fall commencement. Committee meetings will flow from one meeting to the next. All meetings will be held in the boardroom of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration, except where noted. Agendas are attached. For more information, call Nedy Campbell at 843-349-2005.

Thursday, Dec. 13, 9 a.m.

  • Finance, Planning and Facilities Committee
  • Academic Affairs and Assessment Committee
  • Student Affairs and Retention Committee
  • Executive Session
  • Advancement, Marketing and Alumni Affairs Committee
  • Athletics Committee
  • Government Affairs Committee

Friday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m.

  • Audit Committee/Executive Session (if necessary)
  • Executive Committee/Executive Session (if necessary)
  • Regular Board Meeting

The meeting will begin subsequent to Executive Committee at approximately 10 a.m.

  • Commencement: E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration; Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts; and the HTC Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, 2 p.m., HTC Center
  • Commencement: Spadoni College of Education and College of Science, 6 p.m., HTC Center

The fall commencement speaker is Barbara Blain-Bellamy, mayor of Conway.


 

Oct. 9, 2018                    

The following is a list of Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees meetings and events planned for Oct. 12. The committee meetings originally scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, have been canceled due to the potential severe weather impact from Hurricane Michael.

Committee meetings will be held consecutively, with one meeting beginning with the conclusion of the previous meeting. All meetings will be held in the boardroom of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration (Room 222), except where noted. Agendas are attached. For more information, call Nedy Campbell at 843-349-2005.  

Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, 9 a.m.

  • Executive Session
  • Academic Affairs and Assessment Committee
  • Finance, Planning and Facilities Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Regular board meeting (The board meeting will begin subsequent to the executive committee at approximately 10 a.m.)

Establishment and naming of the Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Blanton Park in front of Kearns Hall, 1 p.m.


 

Oct. 4, 2018
Re: Naming of Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at CCU

Area media are invited to attend the establishment and naming of the Honors College for Interdisciplinary Studies at CCU on Oct. 12, 1 p.m. at Blanton Park. This event was rescheduled from Sept. 11 due to Hurricane Florence. Please email cpsmith1@coastal.edu if you plan to attend.


Sept. 25, 2018
Re: Economic Growth and Real Estate Summit

The Economic Growth and Real Estate Summit hosted by the Grant Center for Real Estate and Economic Development at Coastal Carolina University has been postponed from its originally scheduled date of Oct. 5 due to Hurricane Florence and the subsequent flooding. Preregistrations for this event will be honored. The rescheduled date will be announced at a later time. Visit the Grant Center online for more information coastal.edu/business/grantcenter or follow on social media at @GrantCenterCCU.


Sept. 10, 2018
Re: VFW Post 10804 unveils solar panels funded by CCU student group

The ribbon-cutting ceremony on the solar panels installed at VFW Post 10804 in Little River has been postponed from its originally scheduled date of Sept. 12 due to Hurricane Florence. We will communicate information about a rescheduled ceremony at a later time. Information about the solar panel project funded by CCU students is available here. Thank you.


Sept. 10, 2018
Re: Establishment and naming of the Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

The ceremony to recognize the establishment and naming of the Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at Coastal Carolina University has been postponed from its originally scheduled date of Sept. 11 due to Hurricane Florence. We will communicate information about a rescheduled ceremony at a later time. Thank you.


Sept. 9, 2018
CCU weather advisory

For information about Coastal Carolina University's status in regard to Hurricane Florence, please check coastal.edu/advisory. This advisory page will be updated regularly throughout the weather event to communicate important information to the campus community. Thank you!