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Letters from the Dean 2020 Claudia (added 4/10/20)

The Edwards College is home to one of the most diverse student bodies at Coastal Carolina University, and our faculty, staff and students engage in inclusive and diverse scholarship and art and many focus on historically underrepresented and marginalized groups.

At the Edwards College, our diversity is our strength. Our students come from different countries, states and regions, and different economic, cultural, and social backgrounds. Many are the first students in their families to attend college. Others are seasoned professionals returning to complete their degree or adding a second one. Our entire college works to create an inclusive and equitable creative and learning environment, pairing local research with global perspectives.

Those in the Edwards College believe in ideals such as truth, beauty, and the immortality of art; we pursue those ideals on a daily basis. But we also believe in preparing students to thrive in a 21st-century workplace that features ever-advancing technology and forms of communication. The ability to think critically in order to succeed in such an environment offers lifelong benefits, and it’s rooted in the Edwards College.

Meet the Dean's Office

Claudia Bornholdt 760x760 (Added 7/30/19) JPEG

Claudia Bornholdt, Ph.D.
Dean
Edwards 201
bornholdt@coastal.edu 

Joe Oestreich (760) Added 8/10/2021 MCD

Joe Oestreich , M.F.A.
Associate Dean
Edwards 201
joeo@coastal.edu 

Visual Art

Easton Selby, M.F.A.
Associate Dean
Edwards 201
eselby@coastal.edu 

Tripthi Pillai ( added 1/14/2020_ MCD 760 x 760

Tripthi Pillai, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean
Edwards 201
tpillai@coastal.edu 

 

 

 

Our Edwards Board of Visitors

Administrative Staff

Shelia Levi Clutts 2022 760 (Added 9/22/22) MCDShelia Levi-Clutts
Administrative Coordinator
Edwards 201  | 843-349-2444 | sleviclu@coastal.edu 

Daniela Johnson 2022 760 (Added 9/22/22) MCDDaniela Johnson
Administrative Specialist 
Edwards 201  |  843-349-2421  |  djohns18@coastal.edu

Karen WilliamsKaren Williams 2022 (Added 9/23/2022) MCD
Business Manager
Edwards 201  | 843-349-2772 | kwilliam@coastal.edu 

 
Student Support Staff

Steven Taylor 2022 760 (added 9/23/22) MCD Steven Taylor
Director of Student Success, Recruitment, and Career Transitions
Edwards 287 / 843-349-2858 / staylor2@coastal.edu

 
Production Staff 

Alli Crandell
Director of Digital Initiatives 
Edwards 109 | 843-349-2947 | acrandell@coastal.edu 

Michael DiGiorgio
Digital Studio Director
Edwards 285 | 843-349-2678 | mdigiorgi@coastal.edu 

Mary Cali Duncan
Project Assistant
Edwards 109 | 843-349-5099 | mduncan1@coastal.edu 

Earl (Tre) Foxworth III
Social Media Coordinator
Edwards 232 | 843-349-2997 | eafoxworth@coastal.edu 

Abby Sink    
Graphic Designer
Edwards 205 | 843-349-6985 | apinders@coastal.edu