Coastal Carolina University employs a leadership and management structure headed by the and his executive staff. Each core division of the University is led by a vice president with the exception of academic affairs, which falls under the direction of the Provost – Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.
The University administration is directed and guided by a 17-person elected by the South Carolina State General Assembly with the exception of two seats appointed by the Governor of South Carolina.
The University administration formally meets with the Board of Trustees on a quarterly basis with additional meetings as needed to discuss special circumstances.
The President's Executive Staff serves in an advisory role to President DeCenzo. Generally, the Executive Staff meets every two weeks to discuss University progress and projects. The Executive Staff is a non-voting group of senior-level administrators of the University.
Edgar L. "Eddie" Dyer (chairman)
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
J. Ralph Byington
Provost – Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
Stacie A. Bowie
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Deborah K. Conner
Vice President of Student Affairs
CIO/Assistant Vice President for Information Technology Services
Matthew L. Hogue
Interim Director of Athletics
Timothy E. Meacham
William M. Plate Jr.
Associate Vice President for University Communication
Mark A. Roach
Vice President for Philanthropy
Michael H. Roberts
Vice President for Research and Emerging Initiatives
Dean, College of Science
Gregory W. Thornburg
Vice President for Enrollment Services