Office of the President
Welcome to Coastal Carolina University
Coastal Carolina University reflects a tradition of eager ambition, abounding in possibility. As unique as our mascot the Chanticleer, this spirit is captured in the classroom, across the campus, into the community and beyond. It is my hope that as you explore this website, you will feel a certain energy and enthusiasm, one that is embodied in our students, faculty and staff, alumni and community.
Tradition, integrity and excellence will guide Coastal Carolina University to be a place rooted in confidence, unified in commitment, exemplary in transparency and bold in vision.
When I became president in 2007, I challenged the entire University community to be active listeners, participants and advocates. It was my hope then, as it is now, that these three words – tradition, integrity and excellence – will guide Coastal Carolina University to be a place rooted in confidence, unified in commitment, exemplary in transparency and bold in vision.
To this end we have adopted the slogan “Feel the Teal.” It is a call to action for service excellence, an attitude, an inspired heart and mind, a champion spirit. “Feel the Teal” attracts new students, builds student pride, engages faculty and staff, connects alumni, excites donors and involves the community.
I welcome you to join us and experience all that is Coastal Carolina University.
David A. DeCenzo, Ph.D.
Coastal Carolina University