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Date: July 30, 2018
RE: Narayana, Moylan join S.C. Sea Grant Consortium staff

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Charleston, S.C.— Two new staff members have joined the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium – Crystal Narayana as web developer and graphic artist and Shaun Moylan as manager of information technology resources.

Narayana, who has a B.A. degree in Linguistics from Ohio State University, began her career as web developer and graphic designer for Arc of Appalachia, a regional nature conservation organization based in Ohio. She eventually served as their program director, facilitating and promoting education events. More recently, she worked with multiple clients as a web developer and designer for a private marketing agency.

Moylan, who has a B.S. degree in Information Systems and Decision Sciences from Louisiana State University, has 11 years of IT management experience. During that time, he handled IT support, planning, security, implementation and disaster recovery for companies in the hospitality industry.

Photos by Susan Ferris Hill, S.C. Sea Grant Consortium

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February 15, 2018

RE: USC President Harris Pastides Re-Elected Board Chair of S.C. Sea Grant Consortium

Susan Ferris Hill, (843) 953-2078 or

Dr. Harris Pastides
Charleston, S.C.— University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides has been re-elected chair of S.C. Sea Grant Consortium’s Board of Directors. Pastides began his second one-year term on January 1, 2018.

“My work with Executive Director Rick DeVoe and the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium Board of Directors provides an important opportunity to support sustainable marine resource conservation and scientific research that is beneficial to all South Carolinians,” Pastides said.

Pastides, who has been the USC president since 2008, earned his master’s in public health and Ph.D. in epidemiology from Yale University. Before becoming USC president, he served as dean of the university’s Arnold School of Public Health and as vice president for Research and Health Sciences. Pastides serves on many local, state, national and international boards, including the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and the Fulbright Faculty Programs.

“I very much look forward to working with Dr. Pastides again this year,” DeVoe said. “His leadership and many years of experience working on education and research issues in the state are invaluable to the Consortium’s work in meeting the needs of our diverse stakeholders.”

The Consortium’s Board of Directors is composed of the chief executive officers of its member institutions. Currently serving on the board in addition to Dr. Pastides are: Dr. James B. Clements, president of Clemson University; Dr. David A. DeCenzo, president of Coastal Carolina University; Glenn F. McConnell, president of College of Charleston; Dr. David J. Cole, president of Medical University of South Carolina; Col. Alvin A. Taylor, director of S.C. Department of Natural Resources; James E. Clark, president of S.C. State University; and Lt. General John W. Rosa, president of The Citadel.

Photo Courtesy of University of South Carolina

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