President Mark Smith announces major expansion of CIU music department and creation of 100 voice CIU choir – thanks to generous gift!
Greetings CIU Alumni,
Over the last year Dr. Lanpher, Dr. Beyer, and I have been evaluating places where we can see increases in quality, in enrollment, and in spiritual impact for CIU. One area that we identified to focus on is the area of our Music department. We want to implement a 100 voice choir along with other programmatic advances. Funding has been the key to us moving forward. Well, Dr. Lanpher and Dr. Beyer gave us some ideas for our dreams after visiting Lee University.
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: This weekend I received a call from a donor whom I had visited in the last month. I had asked the family to help us build a 100 voice choir at CIU. This donor said they would agree to give us $1.5 million to build and market the program over the next 5 years. I had prayed about this and God laid this on my heart, our team put together a plan, and now God has given the dollars for it. To God be the Glory! Love all the things God is doing! Wow!