CIU News

  • Ministering to “the Foreigner Residing Among You”

    CIU Student Refugee Ministry in Columbia

    By Jairo de Oliveira

    CIU Graduate Student

    In August 2016 I moved to Columbia, South Carolina, with my family (wife and son) to study at Columbia International University. Few months after our arrival we got an invitation to visit the ...

  • CIU Education Graduates take on Leadership Positions

    Two graduates of the Columbia International University's College of Education have recently taken on leadership positions.

    Emir Ruiz Esparza has been hired as Dean of Student Life, Learning and Formation at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas. He will oversee resident educators, student activities and organizations. He previously served as head of school at...

  • The sign announcing the construction of the William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center
    An Exciting Summer of Construction and Renovation is Underway

    It may get a bit dusty at times around the CIU campus this summer, but by the time students return in late August, there will be some very noticeable changes. It’s known around campus as “The Wow Factor.”

    One of the most recognizable activities this summer is seen as soon as you enter campus – the construction of the $20 million...

  • CIU Professor of Church Ministry Dr. Andre Rogers
    Dr. Andre Rogers Named Special Assistant to the President; Popular longtime CIU professor has served under presidents Smith and Jones

    By Bob Holmes

    Columbia International University professor of Church Ministry, Dr. Andre Rogers has an additional role outside the classroom. CIU President Dr. Mark Smith has named Rogers special assistant to the president...

  • Dr. Mike Langston
    Wartime chaplain building CIU’s chaplaincy program

    By Thomas S. Mullikin

    In the wake of a marked rise in both mental health and spiritual well-being issues – and a dearth of Christian outreach programs to deal with the same – there is said to be a ‘resurgence of need.’ This need is for new and ever-effective chaplaincy programs, and an enabling of those programs to train new chaplains,...

  • Enrollment Growth Continues at CIU

    On-campus and online student enrollment continues to grow at Columbia International University.

    The 2018 Spring semester brought nine percent overall enrollment growth compared to Spring 2017 for a total of 1,085 undergraduate, graduate and seminary students now attending CIU.

    Meanwhile, the number of students taking advantage of CIU’s ...

February 13, 2018

By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

 Columbia International University alumnus Ken Katayama is the new chairman of the board of Missio Nexus, the largest association of Great...

February 13, 2018
McQuilkin Event Game Time

By Joseph Knight

CIU Student Writer

Over 100 hundred high school seniors experienced a bit of college life and a bit of fun at Columbia International University’s annual McQuilkin Event.

The students...

February 09, 2018
Dr. Bill Jones with Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin.

Columbia International University Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones is known around Columbia for conducting downtown Bible studies with area business professionals, and leading many of them to Christ. It’s from this passion that the Columbia International University Board of Trustees unanimously...

February 07, 2018
Cinematography students Jonathan Phifer (left) and Zachary Lane

Students in the Digital Media and Cinema program are playing an exciting role in the production of an impactful video for a local crisis pregnancy center.

They’re assisting Linda...

February 06, 2018
Elisa Pinkerton earned the CIU Board Scholarship

Columbia International University junior Elisa Pinkerton is focused on her God-driven goal: to practice occupational therapy in East Africa, particularly with Somalian refugees injured in civil conflict. That commitment to serve marginalized populations has earned Pinkerton the CIU Board...

February 05, 2018
Former Krispy Kreme CEO James Morgan with CIU Business students.

Former Krispy Kreme CEO Offers Wisdom to CIU Business Students

How would you like to learn from one of the best minds in the business world? CIU business students had that opportunity recently. 

James Morgan, the former CEO of...

February 02, 2018
Pastor Darryl Gaddy speaks at CIU Black History Week

By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

Church planter Darryl Gaddy, who describes himself as a pastor from the “hood of Detroit,” spoke to the CIU student body during Black History Week. He delivered a dynamic and...

February 01, 2018
Dr. Mark Smith and Gov. Henry McMaster

Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith continued his “Get Acquainted Leadership Tour” of South Carolina by spending 45 minutes with Gov. Henry...

January 30, 2018
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, CIU President  Mark Smith, Debbie Smith

By Bob Holmes

It’s not the kind of phone call you get every day.

Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith was sitting in his office one day in early January when...

January 30, 2018

Columbia International University is honoring our nation’s military personnel with a special offer on CIU’s fully online business programs for working adults. President Mark Smith said “Military personnel are our heroes and CIU will...

January 25, 2018
John Maxwell to hold Leadership Forum at CIU April 25.

Dr. John Maxwell, one of the most influential leadership experts in the world, is coming to Columbia International University for a Leadership Forum on April 25.

Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold...