Meet the Staff
Carol Osborne, Ph.D.
Director of Academic and Community Outreach
Carol Osborne has been at Coastal Carolina University since 2002, first teaching in the MAT Program in the Spadoni College of Education, then transferring to the English Department in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. After a short term as chair of that department, she served as associate dean of the college for five years. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in English from the University of Virginia, and her B.A. and M.A.T. from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Assistant Director of Academic and Community Outreach
Kelli is from a military family. She was born in Canada and grew up in many different nations, including Turkey and the Phillipines. She moved to South Carolina in 1975 and has been with CCU since 2001. She has three beautiful children with her husband and is a proud new grandmother.
Director of Operations, LEC and Georgetown
Lisa is from western Pennsylvania. She is a Steelers fan. She joined the CCU team in 2009. When not at work, she enjoys spending time at the beach, gardening and relaxing around a patio fire with family and friends.
Cal is a Carolina local from Georgetown. He has been with CCU since 2006. When not at work, he enjoys comic books, games and going out with friends.
Wanda Davis a native of Horry County. She worked for Horry County Schools as a teacher assistant for several years then decided to choose a career in health insurance and worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield For 13 years. Davis joined CCU on October 31, 2016. “My mission in life is to encourage everyone to continue to invest in themselves through education. Never stop learning,” is Davis’ motto and calling.
Cindi is originally from Virginia and spent many summers vacationing in Myrtle Beach from a very early age. She had always hoped to one day be a resident of the area. In 2016, that became a reality for her. She loves to sit on the beach and write in her journal, turning those thoughts and ideas into songs. She is passionate about music and has many years’ experience as a performing songwriter. She also has a great love for musical theater and working with students of all ages.
An Army/newspaper/TV "brat," Ellen has lived in many states and countries. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in English and a master’s in reading. She earned a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Louisiana State University. She taught high school English, remedial reading, elementary education, and at the college level. She has also held a dean’s level position for graduate studies. She enjoys reading, dancing, gardening, traveling, watching sports and hula hooping.
Gloria Barreto-Kaufman joined our staff on March 1st of this year. She moved here in November from Iowa with her husband Jim but is originally from Wisconsin. They have 4 sons between them. The 2 eldest & 4 grandchildren live in WI, 3rd son living in Utah & their youngest is living here while on summer break from his college in IL. She has volunteered to drive for the OLLI Excursions not only to see what is in the area but to be able to spend more time with our OLLI students one on one. Gloria enjoys walking, swimming laps, gardening & getting to know her neighbors in their new community.