CIU alumnus returns to South Carolina to direct eLearning

Dr. Isti Sanga
August 22, 2018

Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Isti Sanga is back in South Carolina playing a key role in digital education for the Kershaw County School District. Sanga, a native of Nigeria, is the eLearning director for the school district where one of his first tasks will be developing the use of eLearning for weather makeup days.

Sanga earned a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education from CIU in 1989 as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministries in 1987. He was most recently the eLearning coordinator at Northern Illinois University (NIU) but also has served as a technology specialist degree cohort coordinator and adjunct instructor at NIU as well as a technology trainer at Rockford School District in Illinois. Prior to those positions, he was a clinical assistant professor and visiting assistant professor for the University of South Carolina (USC) where he received his doctorate. 

“I’ve known of Dr. Sanga’s work but didn’t realize he had a strong South Carolina connection,” said Dr. Shane Robbins the superintendent of Kershaw County schools. “His background and experience in training teachers and in being a teacher will be extremely beneficial as well as the fact that Dr. Sanga is excited to return to the Palmetto State.” 

Sanga has also served as a teacher of the Old Testament at ECWA Bible College in Kagoro, Nigeria, and a principal of the ECWA Advanced Bible School in Zabolo, Nigeria. 

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