University Relations // 03.31.2017
Charleston Southern University announces new duties and new positions for some faculty and staff.
Dr. Scott Yarbrough and Dr. Marc Embler now hold titles of assistant vice president for academic affairs.
Yarbrough, in his 20th year at CSU, is chair of the English department and has also been at the forefront of the university’s efforts in accreditation and retention. His new duties will include academic management of Graduate Studies. In accepting the additional responsibilities, Yarbrough said, “I’ve seen CSU grow a lot in the last 20 years, and I hope to help shape its growth in the future.”
Embler has been part of the criminal justice program at CSU for the past six years, both at the undergrad and graduate level. He’s also the dean for the Center for Academic Excellence. The new responsibilities include growing the online programs while also monitoring grants and academic technology. Embler, a member of the university’s Athletic Hall of Fame for his outstanding track performances, says, “CSU gave me a lot while I was a student and now I enjoy the opportunity to give back.”
Timothy Grant is the school’s new diversity officer. Grant, the assistant dean for residence life, started with campus security more than three years ago. In this new position, Grant will provide guidelines and advise the administration on student diversity matters. He’ll also provide input to search committees on recruiting best practices for faculty and staff. In a short time, Grant continues to add worth to each assignment he undertakes and says, “I’m at peace in my career with the ability to integrate my faith with my job.”
The newest face on campus is Latitia Adams, the school’s new Title IX administrator. Previously, the Summerville native worked for the State Department and more recently was the chief administrator for an international nonprofit. In her new position at CSU she monitors and oversees all aspects of Title IX compliance and serves as an impartial advocate for parties adversely affected and provides training and communication on the university’s policies on sexual misconduct and/or harassment.
As for joining CSU, Adams said, “Had it not been for the Lord’s grace and being able to learn from my mistakes, I would not be able to witness His love to others. What keeps me going is my personal desire to please God.”
Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern University is a private, four-year liberal arts college. CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The university's vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.