CIU and Midlands Technical College Formalize Articulation Agreement for Business Students

Columbia International University and Midlands Techical College (MTC) have formalized an agreement that will allow a seamless transition into CIU for MTC students who are pursuing a degree in business management.

Midlands Technical College President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames and Columbia International University President Dr. Mark A. Smith signed the Memorandum of Understanding January 8, 2018.

Clinical Counseling Teaching Faculty

12 months
July 01, 2018


The Clinical Counseling Teaching Faculty individual:

  • Collaborates with the clinical counseling faculty team to offer professional training in clinical mental health counseling within a biblical worldview in order to provide Christ-like therapeutic relationships for healing and growth.
  • Embraces CIU’s educational philosophy of integrating academic excellence, spiritual formation, and ministry skills development, with Bible at the core.




  • Knowledge of and experience in clinical mental health counseling.
  • Expertise in child/adolescent and/or marriage/family counseling.
  • Proficiency in the use of educational and classroom technology.
  • Effectiveness in communicating with and coaching adult learners.
  • Commitment to teamwork and a collegial model of decision-making.
  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from an accredited institution.
  • Licensed graduate of a CACREP program.
  • At least three years of full-time clinical counseling experience preferred.
  • At least three years of full-time teaching experience in graduate-level higher education preferred
  • Commitment to cross-cultural ministry outside the US preferred.



Ben Lippen School Varsity Swim Coach

Ben Lippen Athletic Dept
August - October
August 01, 2018


The varsity swim soccer coach will work directly with the Ben Lippen athletic department. He/she will be responsible for supervising all levels of the varsity swim program including communicating and organizing all aspects of the swim team, scheduling swim meets and practices.


  • Must be a mature believer in Christ with a clear and persuasive personal testimony and demonstrate a lifestyle consistent with the teaching of Scripture.
  • Must accept the Statement of Faith of Ben Lippen School and its educational philosophy.
  • Must demonstrate initiative and organization in the performance of his/her duties.
  • Must have strong leadership skills as well as exhibit strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must have swim experience and preferably coaching experience.

For more information contact Kim Carlen at (803)807-4197, or complete the Ben Lippen employment application and send to:

CIU Prison Initiative Graduates 10

A graduate of the CIU Prison Initiative receives his diploma and hugs Initiative Director Andre Melvin.

By Bob Holmes

Norm fought back tears of joy as the candidates for graduation formed the line that would lead to “the walk” when a Columbia International University student becomes an alumnus. But for Norm and the nine others who would receive their diploma, “the walk” would not be across a chapel stage, but a walk across “The Yard” — the prison yard leading to the commencement ceremony at the Kirkland Correctional Institution’s multipurpose room.  

High School Students in Dual Enrollment Business Class Show Holiday Appreciation to Law Enforcement

Ben Lippen business students welcome sheriff's deputies.

Ben Lippen High School students taking dual enrollment business classes at Columbia International University showed their appreciation to law enforcement officers and first responders this Christmas season. The students handed out 150 gift bags to sheriff’s deputies and firefighters on Dec.


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