S.C. Sea Grant Consortium

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DeCenzo Re-elected as Board Chair

Jan 25, 2014

David A. DeCenzo, Ph.D., president of Coastal Carolina University, has been re-elected as chair of S.C. Sea Grant Consortium’s Board of Directors.

DeCenzo began his one-year term on January 1, 2014. “I look forward to serving another term as chairman of the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium,” says DeCenzo. “The Consortium’s work is important to our state, and it is a pleasure to work with such an impressive board and outstanding staff.”

A native of Maryland, DeCenzo 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.

After earning a Ph.D. in industrial relations from West Virginia University, he became a corporate trainer/employee development specialist with Blue Cross Blue Shield, an assistant professor at the University of Baltimore, and a professor, scholar, and administrator at Towson University in Baltimore.

“I look forward to working with Dr. DeCenzo again this year in his role as board chairman,” says Rick DeVoe, executive director of the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium. “His leadership has been instrumental to the Consortium as it seeks to build on successes in serving the information needs of various stakeholders who depend on the coastal and marine resources of South Carolina.”