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  P.O. Box 261954
  Conway, SC 29528-0654

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University Counsel: About Us

Tim Meacham

Timothy E. Meacham, JD
University Counsel
Atheneum Hall 101G  |  843-349-2876  |  tmeacham@coastal.edu

Timothy E. Meacham of Georgetown has been university counsel at Coastal Carolina University since July 2009. His duties include review of contracts and legal advice in such areas as human resources, student affairs and student conduct, as well as providing counsel to University President David DeCenzo.

Meacham was formerly associate university counsel under Edgar Dyer, who served as University Counsel for 16 years. Meacham, a 1979 graduate of Coastal Carolina University and a 1982 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, is the first Coastal Carolina University alumnus to become a member of the bar. As an undergraduate, he was president of Student Government Association and editor of The Chanticleer student newspaper. He was elected to Coastal Carolina University's chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa honor society and received the outstanding student award in the Department of Politics.

Meacham has worked as a prosecutor, a trial attorney in general practice, a municipal attorney and as manager of a legal services agency. He is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and is a member of the Horry County Fee Resolution Panel. He has also served as a teaching associate in Coastal Carolina University's Department of Politics since 2004 and was named the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 2005. Meacham served as president of the University's Alumni Association in 1997-1998.

Rose Marie Johnson

Rose Marie Johnson
Coordinator of Risk Management
Atheneum Hall 101J  |  843-349-6448  |  rmj@coastal.edu

Rose Marie Johnson is the coordinator of risk management in the Office of University Counsel at Coastal Carolina University. She is responsible for reviewing and coordinating contracts and leases, as well as insurance issues and worker's compensation. She also serves as coordinator of the University's strategic planning effort.

Johnson earned a master's degree in public administration from the University of South Carolina and College of Charleston in 2001, and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Charleston Southern University in 1984. She has professional experience as an administrator in municipal government. Johnson has served as a trustee on the South Carolina Municipal Insurance Reserve Fund Board.

Kathy Watts

Kathy Watts
Administrative Coordinator
Atheneum Hall 101F  |  843-349-4101  |  watts@coastal.edu

Kathy Watts serves as administrative coordinator for the Office of University Counsel. She has been employed by Coastal Carolina University since 1987. In addition to her current position, which she has held since 2004, she has served in several capacities at the University, including administrative coordinator for the executive vice president and chief operating officer.