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CCU President Elected Consortium’s Board Chair

Sep 26, 2011 | News

David A. DeCenzo, Ph.D., president of Coastal Carolina University, has been elected as chair of S.C. Sea Grant Consortium’s Board of Directors. DeCenzo will begin his one-year term on January 1, 2012.

DeCenzo, a native of Maryland, is the second president of Coastal Carolina University (CCU). Prior to his appointment as president, DeCenzo served as dean of CCU’s E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration from 2002-2006, and was named provost of the university from 2006-2007. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Master of Business Administration program in 2006.

DeCenzo’s teaching and research interests have focused on management, human-resource management, and organizational behavior. He is the author or co-author of nearly 30 text-books that are used widely at colleges and universities.

“It is an honor for me to serve an organization that plays such an important role in the life of our state,” said DeCenzo. “The Consortium’s work is vital to the effective management of our coastal resources, and I look for-ward to working with the board and administration to build on its successful record of achievement.”

“I am very pleased that our board has elected Dr. DeCenzo to serve as chairman,” said Rick DeVoe, executive director of the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium. “His extensive experience with strategic planning, program assessment, and growing programs will greatly enhance the success of the Consortium over the next year.”