Christian Leadership Building dedication September 11
Charleston Southern University will dedicate the Christian Leadership Building Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 9:30 a.m. on the south side of the Christian Leadership Building. Several key building donors will make brief remarks at the dedication ceremony. Immediately after the dedication, building tours will be available.
The 26,500-square-foot facility houses the Center for Christian Leadership, classrooms, conference space, a resource and research center and offices for the School of Christian Studies, the history and political science department, the criminal justice department and the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
"We envisioned a critical need for a signature building to house our Center for Christian Leadership more than a decade ago,” said Dr. Jairy C. Hunter Jr., president. “The dedication of our new Christian Leadership Building will be a dream come true to the CSU family. This state-of-the-art conference center will be a global resource to anyone seeking information and guidance on Christian leadership principles."
The Center for Christian Leadership hosts three institutes which contain resources for leaders in business, healthcare, clergy, legal and media fields and more: Biblical Worldview Institute, Faith Integration Institute and Marketplace Institute.
“From the perspective of the Center for Christian Leadership, the new building is an amazing resource, first, as we support the students, faculty and staff of CSU in developing effective leaders who see their lives and calling through a distinctively biblical worldview and who are committed to integrating the faith represented by that worldview into everything they do,” said Doug Hunter, executive director of the Center for Christian Leadership. “Second, it allows us to be a resource for marketplace and professional leaders both in Charleston and in the global marketplace movement.”
Also on Sept. 11, the public is invited to the University’s Chapel service at 11 a.m. in Lightsey Chapel Auditorium. Dr. Bob Reccord will be the guest speaker. Reccord is the executive director for the Council for National Policy in Washington, D.C., the founder of Total Life Impact Ministries and is a speaker and author.
The University will dedicate expansions to Derry Patterson Wingo Hall, which houses the College of Nursing and Allied Health, Friday, Oct. 11 at 9 a.m., and the Hunter Reception Center Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 9 a.m. In addition to these new facilities, Charleston Southern has opened an Athletics Center, a softball press box and added lights to the baseball field in the last year.