CSU appoints new president

CSU appoints new president
CSU Announces new president Dondi e. Costin (Source: Charleston Southern University)

Charleston Southern University's Board of Trustees has named the college's next president.

The board unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Dondi E. Costin to serve as the third president of CSU.

Costin previously held key leadership positions with the U.S. Air Force, having obtained the rank of Major General in his 32 years of commissioned service.

Aligned with the university's Christian values, Costin currently serves at The Pentagon as Air Force Chief of Chaplains.  In that role, he is the senior pastor for more than 664,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas, and leads 2,000 chaplains and chaplain assistants from the Air Force Chaplain Corps.

Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern University is a private, Christian liberal arts university. Costin follows Dr. Jairy C. Hunter Jr. who served as the university's president for 34 years.

Hunter will transition to president emeritus on June 1.

Costin will assume office on July 1.

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