CCU reinstates men's track and field team

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - After making a few changes to the budget, Coastal Carolina University has decided to reinstate programs previously slated to be canceled, including the men's cross country and track and field program.

That decision was made at the quarterly Board of Trustees meeting on Friday, May 10. The trustees decided to reverse their decision to take $1 million from the budget and place it into savings.

That decision allowed President David DeCenzo and school administrators to preserve those men's sports programs, academic centers and other programs.

The reason behind that decision was a "favorable retention forecasts for the upcoming fall semester." Over 65 percent of first year students have re-enrolled for fall 2013.

The $1 million the boar directed into savings in their February meeting was done as an economic savings measure.

In Friday's meeting they also voted to continue expanding the Lib Jackson Student Center, a $12 million project that includes a 500 seat ballroom space, senate chambers for the Student Government Association and a food service space.

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