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Charleston Southern announces two appointments

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Dr. Scott Yarbrough, professor of English at CSU, has been appointed assistant to the vice president of academic affairs for accreditation compliance, assessment and student retention Dr. Scott Yarbrough, professor of English at CSU, has been appointed assistant to the vice president of academic affairs for accreditation compliance, assessment and student retention

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Dr. Keith Callis has been named dean of humanities and social sciences effective June 1.

Callis joins the CSU family from Louisiana Baptist College and has extensive teaching and academic administrative experience. He has served at other institutions as chair of humanities, chair of the English department and liberal studies, chair of arts and sciences and director of the honors program.

He has also worked extensively with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

"Dr. Callis is a proven Christian academic leader who will be invaluable to CSU in our faith integration efforts," said President Jairy C. Hunter Jr.

Dr. Jackie Fish, interim vice president for academic affairs, said, "Dr. Callis brings great experience and academic background to CSU in both the role of dean of CHSS and as a professor of English. His new perspective will lead the CHSS in a strong direction."

Callis plans to work deliberately and methodically to integrate faith and learning. "I plan to give professors the freedom to work in their strengths and with creativity," he said.

Callis holds a BA from Lambuth College, an MA from Memphis State, an MA from Wheaton College and a PhD from Vanderbilt University.

Charleston Southern also announced Dr. Scott Yarbrough, professor of English, has been appointed assistant to the vice president of academic affairs for accreditation compliance, assessment and student retention.

He will continue to serve as chair of the English department and coordinate all matters for the University related to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

"Scott is a seasoned academic administrator and dedicated professor who will provide invaluable leadership in these crucial areas," said President Hunter.

Yarbrough holds a BA and MA from Florida State University and a PhD from the University of Alabama.

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