CSU expansion plan for a $6.4 million Christian Leadership building

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Southern University Board of Trustees recently approved construction of a $6.4 million Christian Leadership building.

"This new facility is the cornerstone of the university's strategic plan, and will enhance Charleston Southern's vision of integrating faith in learning, leading and serving. We are committed to developing Christian leaders in all professions who will articulate a biblical world view in all aspects of life," said President Dr. Jairy C. Hunter, Jr.

This signature building at the heart of campus which houses the Center for Christian Leadership will showcase faith initiatives for students, faculty and staff. "The faith perspective of this new facility is the distinctive element," added Dr. James Colman, Vice President for Academic Affairs. "Our goal is to create an environment where people can explore the intersections of faith with learning and the application of faith to all aspects of life."

"Our desire is to develop faculty, staff and students who can represent a Christian world view wherever they are," said Dr. Rick Martinez, Director of the Center for Christian Leadership. "We want students to leave this university and represent Christ at whatever table they are seated."

The design for the 26,500-square-foot facility includes 29 faculty offices, seven classrooms, new lecture halls, conference rooms and a series of seminar suites. The beautifully designed and landscaped facility will be located adjacent to the Strom Thurmond Center, directly across the Reflection Pond from the Science Building.

"The Christian Leadership Building is a strong statement that CSU intends to serve as an advocate for the biblical truths that our country desperately needs to embrace," said Ken Evans, member of the Board of Trustees, Board of Visitors and Christian Leadership Building donor.

The University is expected to have a formal groundbreaking this fall.

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