COLUMBIA, SC – In a unique Chapel service at Columbia International University, South Carolina State Guard Commander Brig. Gen. Leon Lott swore Dr. Bill Jones, chancellor of CIU as a Major in the State Guard.
The ceremony, which was held February 6 in the Shortess Chapel on the campus of CIU included the roll out of a new CIU bachelor’s and master’s degree in Disaster Relief and Emergency Management. The degrees fit with the mission of the S.C. State Guard “to quickly respond to protect people and property and to help communities recover” during a natural or man-made disaster in South Carolina.
Dr. Bill Jones served as the sixth president of CIU from 2007-2017 and has since served as chancellor. Additionally, he serves as president of Crossover Global, an organization he co-founded in 1987. Crossover Global works to plant churches around the world. A passionate communicator, Jones has spoken to thousands of people across the globe and has authored several books.
Photo by: CPL Avery Hewitt