Coastal Carolina University President DeCenzo to retire in 2021

Coastal Carolina University President DeCenzo to retire in 2021
(SOURCE: CCU)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - An announcement has been made by Coastal Carolina University that President David A. DeCenzo intends to retire in 2021.

In a release from CCU, it is said the board of trustees approved the formation of a presidential search advisory committee to begin the process of selecting CCU’s next chief executive on Friday.

The release went on to say an incoming president will be chosen to work with DeCenzo for approximately one year prior to his retirement.

The committee will consist of seven trustees (Bill Biggs, Natasha Hanna, Wyatt Henderson, Carlos Johnson, Gene Spivey, Oran Smith and Delan Stevens), a faculty member, a staff member, a dean, an athletic administrator, and one representative each from the Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, Executive Council, Student Government Association, Coastal Alumni Association, Chanticleer Athletic Foundation, Coastal Educational Foundation, and the Horry County Higher Education Commission.

Jessica Emig, a psychology major from Glenmoor, PA, was presented the 2009-2010 Ronald D. Lackey Service Award at CCU's annual Honors Convocation. President Davd DeCenzo presented Emig with a plaque. (Source: CCU)
Jessica Emig, a psychology major from Glenmoor, PA, was presented the 2009-2010 Ronald D. Lackey Service Award at CCU's annual Honors Convocation. President Davd DeCenzo presented Emig with a plaque. (Source: CCU)

According to the CCU website, DeCenzo has held this position since May 7, 2007. In this time, the university says the University’s enrollment of more than 10,000 students reflects a more than 35 percent increase since 2007.

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