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Campus Life and Student Engagement Senior Staff

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Debbie Conner, Ph.D. 
Vice President for Campus Life
and Student Engagement
HTC Center 145E
843-349-2300
dconner@coastal.edu

The Division of Campus Life and Student Engagement seeks to create a safe and caring environment for students in order to foster student success, civility, responsibility and healthy behaviors by challenging students and providing them with a variety of experiences so they can be empowered to reach their goals.

The following principles serve as a foundation for providing meaningful and enriching programs, services and activities that encourage leadership, citizenship and responsibility to self and others: excellence, integrity and ethical competence, respect for diversity, physical and emotional wellness, self-awareness, engaged participation in campus programs, and lifelong learning. In addition, Campus Life and Student Engagement seeks to develop students into responsible adults and productive members of society by promoting the personal characteristics of competence, confidence, collaboration, character and caring.

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Jody Davis
Director of Campus Recreation
HTC Center
843-349-2832
jody@coastal.edu

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation provides programs that promote healthy, active and enjoyable lifestyles for all students. Whether interested in general fitness, recreation or competitive activities, Campus Recreation has something for everyone. Facilities include the HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center, Williams-Brice Physical Education Center with three basketball courts and a six-lane swimming pool and multiple recreation fields. 

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Jennie Cassidy, Ph.D.
Director of Counseling Services
Student Health Services Center
843-349-2305
jcassidy@coastal.edu

Counseling Services
Accessibility & Disability Services

Counseling Services are offered to assist students in defining and accomplishing their personal goals. Priorities of this department include: treatment of mental health concerns prevention of psychological difficulties, educating students to live emotionally and behaviorally healthy lives and contributing to a healthy campus environment. The Office of Accessibility and Disability Services offers students with physical, psychological, or learning disabilities accommodations and assistance. With appropriate documentation, accessibility coordinators determine accommodations needed to assist students in taking full advantage of their Coastal Carolina University educational opportunities. On-going academic coaching is offered to assist students with disabilities to help ensure success at Coastal Carolina University.

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Caesar Ross
Director of Student Health Services
Student Health Center
843-349-6543
cross@coastal.edu

Student Health Services

Student Health Services offers quality primary medical care and health education services, with an emphasis on wellness and healthy lifestyles. A dedicated team of medical professionals are available to assess your health care needs. Students are encouraged to make an appointment for non-emergencies, visit to pick up health and wellness resources or access website for many other resources.

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Pat Singleton-Young
Director of Multicultural Student Services
Lib Jackson Student Union A102
843-349-2304
psyoung@coastal.edu 

Multicultural Student Services

Multicultural Student Services strives to enhance the academic, social and personal development of Coastal Carolina University's minority students. In addition, the office hosts cultural activities and programs to inform and educate others about diversity.

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Whitney Comer
Executive Director of Student Life
Lib Jackson Student Union 215
843-349-2303
wcomer@coastal.edu

Student Life

The Office of Student Life believes that each Coastal Carolina University student's experience is enhanced by activities and programs outside of the classroom. The office creates opportunities for students to participate actively, grow personally, and explore new ideas and interests through a variety of entertainment, educational and involvement experiences. 

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Stephen K. Harrison 
Senior Director of Housing &
Residence Life
University Housing, Kearns 211
843-349-6400
harrison@coastal.edu

University Housing

At Coastal Carolina University, more than 4,200 students call campus "home." University Housing employs student leaders and professional staff to create communities focused on resident safety and success. Each staff member is expected to serve as a resource person, activity planner, community builder and policy enforcer to ensure that students experience a positive and vibrant living and learning environment.

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Porter N. Medley
Senior Director
  Scheduling and Event Services
Wheelwright Auditorium 104
843-349-2131
pmedley@coastal.edu

Scheduling and Event Services

Scheduling and Event Services assists in the accomplishment of the University's educational mission and serves as a support staff to the University's communities of students, faculty, staff and guests. Our mission is to operate and maintain the University's centralized scheduling and calendar system using contemporary technologies, to provide unparalleled, professional technical production and venue services for Wheelwright Auditorium and the HTC Center Arena, as well as ticketing and house management for a diverse schedule of non-athletic, educational, social and entertainment events. Our mission is to enhance the Coastal experience by providing first-class service and connecting individuals with the right resources.

 
William G. "Greg" Weisner
Director of Transportation
EHST 101
843-349-2955
wweisner@coastal.edu

Transportation Services 

Transportation Services provides leadership in developing, administering and improving transportation programs and services provided to students, employees, alumni and guests of Coastal Carolina University. This includes: rental car services, motor coach service, van rental services, box truck rental service, shuttle service and fleet management.