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) Aldridge, Seawell, and Spence
Mr. Orion Rolf Blizzard, III – CSI BOD Chair Turnpike Properties
Mr. Malcom Fearing – Business Owner
Mr. Michael Kelly – Business Owner
Mr. James Rispoli – Professor of Practice NCSU Center for Nuclear Energy Facilities & Structures
Dr. Harry Bass – Interim Director of Sponsored Programs Elizabeth City State University
Dr. Kimberly van Noort – VP for Academic Programs & Instructional Strategy, UNC General Adminstration
Dr. Ron Mitchelson – Provost & Senior Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, East Carolina University
Dr. Margery Overton – Vice Provost for Academic Strategy NC State University
Dr. Martin Posey – Director, Center for Marine Science, Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Undergraduate Studies UNC Wilmington
Dr. Harvey Seim – Professor, Department of Marine Science, UNC Chapel Hill
Dr. Michael Piehler – Interim Executive Director, CSI