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CCU Presidential Search

The Presidential Search Advisory Committee seeks to identify and recruit highly qualified and diverse candidates for the next president of Coastal Carolina University. The Board of Trustees will select the university’s third president, to succeed President David A. DeCenzo at the end of his term on June 30, 2021.

The Board of Trustees has retained the services of Buffkin/Baker, a global executive search firm, to assist in the search process.

A series of listening sessions with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the public, collected input from CCU constituencies on the qualities and characteristics they hope to see in a new president. Feedback from the sessions, together with input from the Presidential Search Advisory Committee, will aid in the development of the leadership profile utilized to attract candidates.

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Jan. 21, 2020
The recruitment phase is active. Applications, nominations and inquiries of interest may be sent in confidence to Buffkin/Baker (c/o Martin Baker) at