Research Foundation

Coastal Research Foundation

The purpose of the Coastal Carolina University Research Foundation is to promote Coastal Carolina University’s objectives of providing higher education, conducting research, providing public service, and assisting in economic development in South Carolina. In furtherance of these objectives, the Research Foundation may facilitate acquisition of sponsored research funds from private and public sources, including grants, and manage such funds, solicit donations to support activities of the Research Foundation, enter into and process contracts for all things related to this purpose and to pursue appropriate legal protection for any proprietary technologies or research products.


Board of Directors


Mr. Robert Shelton

Mr. Chad Carlson
Vice Chair

Mr. Dennis Wade

Dr. Robert Young
Executive Director

Dr. Claudia Bornholdt

Dr. J. Lee Brown


Dr. Chad Leverette

Dr. Daniel Ennis
Provost, Member