The CSI Board of Directors consists of professionals with strong backgrounds in coastal issues; including: research, development, outreach, education, and policies that affect coastal communities. The Board promotes UNC’s mission in helping it serve the people of the North Carolina at a high level of excellence in every area of endeavor of the Coastal Studies Institute.
The Coastal Studies Institute Board of Directors meets twice annually to discuss the projects and progress of the Coastal Studies Institute.
Mr. G. Irvin Aldridge – Attorney at Law (retired)
Mr. Orion Rolf Blizzard, III – CSI Board Chair, Turnpike Properties
Mr. Malcom Fearing – Business Owner
Mr. Steve Keen – Adair, LLC
Mr. S. Paul O’Neal – Towne Insurance
Mr. James Rispoli – Professor of Practice, NCSU Center for Nuclear Energy Facilities & Structures
Dr. Reide Corbett – Dean & Executive Director, Integrated Coastal Programs, Coastal Studies Institute
Dr. Harry Bass – Dean, School of Math, Science, & Technology, ECSU
Dr. Kimberly van Noort – UNC System Office, VP for Academic Programs & Instructional Strategy
Dr. Jay Golden – Vice Chancellor for Research, Economic Development, & Engagement, ECU
Dr. Margery Overton – Vice Provost for Academic Strategy, NCSU
Dr. Martin Posey – Director, Center for Marine Science, Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Undergraduate Studies, UNCW
Dr. Harvey Seim – Professor, Department of Marine Science, UNC Chapel Hill
Mr. Wally Overman – Dare County Commissioner