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February 11, 2016DNR director re-elected chair of S.C. Sea Grant Consortium board

Alvin A. Taylor, director of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, has been re-elected chair of S.C. Sea Grant Consortium's Board of Directors.

Taylor began his second one-year term on January 1, 2016.

"I am pleased to continue working with the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium by supporting research, education, and outreach to conserve coastal resources and enhance opportunity for the people of South Carolina," Taylor said.

Taylor serves as the chief administrator for the state's natural resources agency with a staff of more than 900 located across South Carolina. He graduated from Clemson University in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in zoology. He completed training at the U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Training Center in Yorktown, Va., in 1976, and graduated from the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy in 1977.

"I look forward to working with Alvin again this year in his role as board chairman," said Rick DeVoe, executive director of the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium. "His leadership has been instrumental to the Consortium as we seek to further advance our programmatic efforts."

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium seeks to enhance the practical use and conservation of South Carolina's coastal and marine resources to foster a sustainable economy and environment. The Consortium is a member of the nationwide network of 33 Sea Grant College programs, and is supported by the State of South Carolina and the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program, U.S. Department of Commerce. For more information about the Consortium, visit http://www.scseagrant.org/.


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