Jeffrey B. Wheeler serves as vice president at Columbia International University, overseeing the offices of Enrollment Management and Corporate Marketing & Communications. He also assists the university president as ministry coordinator. He is the retired president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® in the Carolinas.
Wheeler began his real estate career in 1976 with Tom Jenkins Realty in Columbia, S.C. and in 1988 he became a partner and president of the company. From 2004-2007 he served as chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC headquartered in New Jersey. In 2007, he returned to Columbia and his previous position at Coldwell Banker United, Realtors in the Carolinas.
In 1998, Wheeler sold his interest in the company and served for five years as the minister of education and administration at Shandon Baptist Church, one of the largest Baptist churches in South Carolina. While at Shandon, he introduced several new ministries and helped lead a major capital campaign.
Wheeler graduated from the University of South Carolina and has served on numerous civic and community boards including Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital, The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, United Way, and Oliver Gospel Mission. He is an accomplished speaker and author of “The Best of Both, Practical Lessons on Life and Leadership.”
Jenny Tansil came to CIU in 1994 to study and has been here ever since! Starting as a part-time employee in the CIU Extension office, Jenny is now a Graphic Artist and Technical Assistant for the Center of Educational Innovation and Development. She works closely with professors to help design themes for their course materials. Jenny loves reading, sewing, and remodeling homes (she’s remodeled an 88-year-old home before!), but can live without paperwork…especially when it involves filling out forms via the internet!
Ashley Dannelly hails from Greenville, South Carolina. She started her professional career at a Greek restaurant at the age of 13. From there, she worked at Chick-fil-a, Hibbett Sports, The Greenville News, and Clemson’s Center for Electronic and Digital Publishing as a graduate assistant. Now she’s here, serving as our Growth & Performance Manager while her husband, Joe, attends seminary. She has both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English, so she comes in handy when we need a grammar check.