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Scott R. Adams

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Scott R.
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Scott R Adams
Business & Organizational Leadership Director
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Juris Doctorate, Brooklyn Law School

Dr. Scott R. Adams has nearly three decades of experience in law and executive management for major international lawfirms and corporations, including Dow Corning Corporation, Insignia Financial Group, Inc., Prysmian Group North America and TrioIP Group. Dr. Adams earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from Brooklyn Law School in New York City and holds a bachelor's degree in Public Administration and Allied Legal Services from the University of Central Florida. He has been very involved in community affairs in the Midlands, serving in key leadership positions with many organizations, including as Director of the Christ Central Medical Clinic, Chairman of the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce, and as a board member of Lexington Interfaith Community Services, Central SC Alliance, and the Central Carolina Community Foundation. He was named South Carolina Ambassador for Economic Development by Governor Nikki Haley and Lexington County Ambassador for Economic Development by the Lexington County Council in 2012. Dr. Adams is a frequent lecturer at the USC Darla Moore School of Business, an advisor to the Christian Business Network,  and counsels businesses throughout the world on management and leadership fundamentals, marketing strategy and regulatory compliance. Dr. Adams received the South Carolina Ambassador for Economic Development and Lexington County Ambassador for Economic Development awards in 2012. 

Sport Management

Why major in Sport Management at CIU?

If you have a love for sports and the gospel, the two meet at CIU with a major in Sport Management. CIU will prepare you for effective service and leadership in sport management both in the United States and abroad. You will learn the history, sociology, psychology and legal aspects of sport while gaining insight into sport marketing and communications, event management and finance.

Your Future

Philosophy

Why a Philosophy major from CIU?

The Philosophy major offers students a pre-law track, a pre-seminary track or preparation for graduate school. As a Philosophy major, you will develop a solid biblical worldview, learn to analyze problems and think critically, and cultivate a lifelong ability to compare ideas and beliefs.

Your Future

The Philosophy major provides a foundation for careers ranging from law to ministry to business and is foundational for graduate school or seminary. 

Your Next Step

Wayne Rasmussen

Rasmussen
Wayne
Sports Management Program Director
Sports Management Program Director
(803) 807-5162

BS in Education, Messiah College 1977; Vanguard Wilderness School, Wheaton College 1977; MA in Physical Education, Southern Methodist University 1982; EdD in Sports Management and Administration, Temple University 1995.

Following an undergraduate degree in Education from Messiah College in Pennsylvania, Rasmussen earned a master’s degree in physical education from Southern Methodist University and a Doctor of Education degree in Sports Management from Temple University. Prior to coming to CIU, he served many roles in intercollegiate athletics, including athletics director for an NCAA III university, as well as college instructor.

For a significant portion of his career, Dr. Rasmussen has been a head soccer coach at the collegiate and professional level, and on the administrative staff of the U.S. Men’s National and U.S. Olympic men’s soccer teams.  He spent a number of years in Major League Soccer working in player development, scouting and event management, and stadium operations. Dr. Rasmussen continues to maintain active relationships and professional ties to the sport of soccer.  He has also served in business development and project facilitation for many non-sports related entities.  Early in his career he led multiple cycling tours and wilderness adventure trips including mountain climbing, canoeing and whitewater rafting.

Dr. Rasmussen lives in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife Debby. They have three adult children. In his personal life, Dr. Rasmussen has enjoyed extensive travel throughout North America, the Caribbean and Europe.  

Amy DuBois

DuBois
Amy
Amy DuBois, Professor of Business
Professor of Business & Organizational Leadership
803-807-5634

B.A. Southern Methodist University; MBA Baylor University; DBA Student at Grand Canyon University 

Amy was born and raised in Mesquite, Texas. God led her to South Carolina in 2003. She met her husband David here, and they were married in 2006. They have two awesome sons: Gavin and Elijah. When not at CIU, Amy loves being with her family and considers marriage one of God's best gifts.

Writing

Why minor in Writing?

For many students, a minor in writing provides an avenue where students can express themselves in a variety of genres.

Sandra Young

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Sandra
Sandra Young, Liberal Arts Division Chair at CIU
Liberal Arts Division Chair, English Program Director, Professor of English
Sandra Young
803-807-5492

B.A., George Fox University; Certificate in Bible, Columbia International University; M.A.T. in English, The Citadel; Ph.D. in English, University of South Carolina; teacher, Charleston County School District, 1999-2001; Faculty member, Columbia College, 2006-2013; Faculty, Columbia International University, 2013 – present.

Sandra was born and reared in Toppenish, Washington.  After graduating from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, she married and moved to Columbia, South Carolina where she found employment as an executive secretary and administrative assistant.  She earned her master’s degree in Charleston, South Carolina and upon completion taught high school English in a local urban high school.  When the family returned to Columbia, she enrolled at the University of South Carolina and earned a Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in Composition and African American Literature.  Sandra taught writing, literature, and methods classes for seven years at Columbia College where she directed the English Education program. Sandra relaxes by either reading a good book or spending time with her husband, Charles and their two adult children and marvels that God has allowed her to make a living doing what she enjoys most.

B.A., George Fox University; Certificate in Bible, Columbia International University; M.A.T. in English, The Citadel; Ph.D. in English, University of South Carolina; Executive Secretary/Administrative Assistant, 1982-1994; teacher, Charleston County School District, 1999-2001. Faculty member, Columbia College, 2006-2013

Sandra Young

B.A., George Fox University; Certificate in Bible, Columbia International University; M.A.T. in English, The Citadel; Ph.D. in English, University of South Carolina; teacher, Charleston County School District, 1999-2001; Faculty member, Columbia College, 2006-2013; Faculty, Columbia International University, 2013 – present.

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