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CSU Alumnus Inaugurated as Fourth President

Charleston Southern University inaugurated B. Keith Faulkner as the university’s fourth president Monday, March 25 in a service in Lightsey Chapel. Faulkner was unanimously elected by the Board of Trustees on July 25, 2023, and began his service as president in October. He is the first Charleston Southern alumnus to serve the university as president. […]

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Five new trustees join CSU Board of Trustees in January 

Charleston Southern University is welcoming five new members to the Board of Trustees this month who will serve until December 2028.  CSU President B. Keith Faulkner said, “We are delighted to welcome our new trustees and look forward to their assistance and leadership as we work together to prepare servant leaders to lead significant lives. […]

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Trustees honored for service

Five trustees representing approximately 50 years of service completed terms on the CSU Board of Trustees. Gloria Thiem accounts for 30 of those years herself. Thiem’s first term on the Board was from 1987-1991. In addition to serving on the Board of Trustees, she has been a member of the Board of Visitors Scholarship Program, […]

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CSU dedicates intramural plaza for third president

On Friday, November 17, 2023, Charleston Southern University held a dedication of the new intramural plaza along Alumni Drive.   Costin Plaza is named for Dr. Dondi Costin and his wife, Vickey, for their dedication to student-centered projects during their tenure as the third president and first lady of Charleston Southern. Joining the Costins in […]

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Ward and Goulding families establish endowed scholarships

Two recent scholarship donations honoring family members will impact CSU students for years to come. Johnny and Sandra Ward established the Johnny and Sandra Ward Family Christian Studies Endowed Scholarship in honor of their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The scholarship will benefit students enrolled in a major course of study leading to a degree in […]

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CSU names interim president; presidential search continues

The Board of Trustees at Charleston Southern University has named Dr. Michael Bryant as interim president as the university continues the presidential search process. Beginning July 1, Bryant will reprise this role in which he previously served during CSU’s 2018 presidential transition.  A 1995 graduate of Charleston Southern, Bryant has served the university for more […]

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Dear CSU Family,

When the clock strikes midnight tonight, I will no longer be president of Charleston Southern University. And because of everything I’ve seen God do through you the past 5 years, that last sentence is one of the hardest I’ve ever had to write. Vickey and I are grieving as we’re leaving, which is the highest […]

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CSU promotes two to senior leadership team

Charleston Southern University has selected two of its own to serve in two new vice president roles at the university. On July 1, Janelle Fox will begin serving as the vice president for finance and operations and Dr. Scott Yarbrough in the inaugural vice president for student success position.  Fox promoted as CSU’s new VP […]

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CSU honored as Relay for Life host

American Cancer Society officials presented President Dr. Dondi Costin and Associate Director of Student Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer Tim Grant a token of appreciation for Charleston Southern University hosting the recent annual Relay for Life event. The event, which features involvement from elementary school students through adults, has raised more than $67,000 this year […]

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Passport to Purpose officially rolls out

While CSU began incorporating many aspects of the Passport to Purpose into the curriculum and activities in the last two years, students received their actual passport at the beginning of fall semester. The passports incorporate checklists for each of a student’s four years: Freshman year, Discover Your Passion: A time to learn more about yourself, God, […]

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