CSU names Doug Hunter director of the Center for Christian Leadership

by: University Relations

Doug HunterCharleston Southern University has named Doug Hunter Executive Director of the Center for Christian Leadership. Hunter will take over the position on June 1.

Hunter is currently on the vice president’s team for Leader-Led Movements with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ International). He has been responsible for creating networks across the globe that equip and mobilize leaders in major cities to help leaders live out their Christian calling in their vocations.

Previously he was president and chief executive officer for Fellowship of Companies for Christ International which seeks to transform the world through Christ one company leader at a time. FCCI also utilizes the brands Christ@Work (in the U.S.) and Crown Companies (in other countries).

He is an issue group leader for the 2nd Global Think Tank on Business as Mission. The Think Tank will issue a report at the Global Congress on Business as Mission in Chiang Mai, Thailand in April 2013.

Hunter has also served with Business Partners International, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, Media Asia and has led an independent elevator and escalator installation and maintenance firm and has owned a company specializing in accessibility equipment for the physically challenged.

"We are delighted to have Doug Hunter joining the Charleston Southern University family,” said CSU president Dr. Jairy C. Hunter. “Doug is nationally known as an effective business Christian leader whose mission is to share God's love around the world. Doug's connections with other Christian leaders will be invaluable as we launch new programs in our Christian Leadership Center."

The Christian Leadership Center will be located in Charleston Southern University’s new Christian Leadership Building, which is scheduled to open this spring. The new 26,500 square-foot facility signifies the University’s commitment to faith integration and will include faculty offices, lecture halls and conference/seminar facilities space designed to enhance Christian worldview development on campus and in the greater community.

“God calls you into business and he uses that for his Kingdom purpose,” said Doug Hunter. “Charleston Southern University is committed to creating and sending out some of the best leaders in the world, operating from a biblical, Christian Worldview. We believe that God has called this center to be a place where men and women can come and learn how to honor God in business.”

Hunter holds a BA from the University of Sioux Falls and attended North American Baptist Seminary, where he has been a member of the Board of Trustees.

He and his wife, Janet, have four grown children.  

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