CIU News

CIU alumnus Joe Bradford (right), co-owner of Fiasco, displays a COVID-19 shield. (Photo: Fiasco)
CIU alumnus Joe Bradford of New Zealand is drawing media attention in his home country for his business pivot when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The business, Fiasco, lost 90 % of its usual business of... Read More
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin addresses CIU faculty and staff
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin advised Columbia International University faculty and staff that now is a good time to listen and learn.

Benjamin offered the guidance ahead of the 2020-2021... Read More
Bishop Henry Davenport earned a Doctor of Ministry degree.
By Bob Holmes

Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith told the Class of 2020 that when the decision was made to postpone the spring commencement in May, he “sat in his... Read More
CIU alumna Anne Lord Bailey in Fiji
A Columbia International University graduate took on the rugged terrain of Fiji and survived to talk about it. But she can’t tell you if she won a lot of money doing it. Anne Lord Bailey, a 2006... Read More
hancellor Dr. Bill Jones (left) and Crossover Global President Ken Katayama
For decades, Columbia International University Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones has been serving alongside and training young leaders in planting multiplying churches among the unreached.

Jones... Read More
CIU Student Body President Christina Brown wears her mask to set an example for others.
When Columbia International University Student Body President Christina Brown logged in to a Zoom meeting with other South Carolina student body presidents, it didn’t surprise her that the topic soon... Read More
Dr. Ed Smither, dean of the CIU College of Intercultural Studies
By Bob Holmes

The dean of the CIU School of Intercultural Studies calls his three-year term as president of the Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS) “a great experience.”

Dr... Read More
CIU Education Professors Drs. Lynn Hoestra, Milt Uecker, and Michelle Clevenger
Two CIU Education professors offer their expertise in two new books in the series, “Distinctively Christian: A Christ-centered Approach to Early Childhood Education” edited by CIU Professor Emeritus... Read More
Julio Rodriguez
The Columbia International University Men's Basketball Program has received a huge boost with a commitment from West Coast Elite (WCE) 100 camp invitee Julio Rodriguez. The Dominican Republic native... Read More
CIU alumna Natalie Flickner (left) with her teammate Amy Wilson.
A Columbia International University alumna is helping the nationally-known ministry Joni and Friends kick off a new phase of its blog dedicated to missionaries with disabilities.

Natalie... Read More
CIU has one of the best online Master's in Theology programs in the nation.
Columbia International University’s Master of Arts (Theological Studies) is among The 20 Best Master’s in Theology Programs Online for 2020. As matter of fact, CIU is ranked #2 in the survey... Read More
Columbia International University Athletics Director Darren Richie
Columbia International University has a new athletics director with NAIA championship experience.

Darren Richie comes to the Rams from Webber International University in Babson Park, Florida. As A.... Read More