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Presidential Search Listening Sessions

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An open letter from the Chair of the CSU Board of Trustees:

Dear CSU Family,

My name is Jerry Williams, Chairman of the Charleston Southern University Board of Trustees. We have announced the formation of a 17-person presidential search committee responsible for recommending candidates for the next president of the university to the full Board of Trustees. I was elected chair of the presidential search committee at the October 31 board meeting. The successful candidate elected by the Board of Trustees will begin serving as the third president of Charleston Southern University effective June 1, 2018.

The search committee consists of representatives from the following groups: trustees, faculty, staff, student government association, campus ministries, athletics, external relations, advancement and alumni.

As we prayerfully seek God's will, we believe inviting the entire CSU family to provide input into this search is extremely important. The university welcomes input and suggestions from all interested parties during the search process.

The Board has contracted with CarterBaldwin Executive Search to lead the search process. All recommendations and inquiries should be forwarded directly to Mr. Bill Peterson, partner with CarterBaldwin. Mr. Peterson, along with one or more of our Trustees, will be on campus Tuesday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 8 to hold listening sessions with the CSU family as follows:

Tuesday, November 7: Strom Thurmond Gold Room
    · Staff                                    3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    · Faculty                               4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    · Students                            5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    · Alumni & Friends             6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8: Strom Thurmond Gold Room
    · Faculty                                8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
    · Staff                                    10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    · Alumni & Friends              11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Trustees understand that you may not be able to attend the listening sessions. If you are unable to attend, please send your confidential comments to Mr. Peterson ( by November 13.

I look forward to your participation in this important process.


Dr. Jerry Williams
Chairman, Board of Trustees