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Office of the President

Office of the President

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Short intro

Christopher L. Markwood became Columbus State University’s fifth president on June 1, 2015, coming to Georgia after serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and interim chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Since becoming president at CSU, he and his family have become active participants on campus and in the surrounding areas, constantly exploring ways to tie the university to the Columbus/Fort Benning/Phenix City communities.

Dr. Markood’s current priorities include a new strategic plan for the university, promoting active learning across campus, ensuring CSU practices are more student-focused, and making sure CSU is a campus that embraces diverse people, ideas, views, and practices.

Long intro

Christopher L. Markwood became Columbus State University’s fifth president on June 1, 2015, coming to Georgia after serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and interim chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Since becoming president, he and his wife, Bridget, and their daughter have become active participants on campus and in the Columbus. Dr. Markwood is also making his mark in Georgia. In 2017, Dr. Markwood was named as one of Georgia’s 100 most influential people by Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a board member for the Georgia Council on Economic Education, serves on the Together 2017 board, and on the University System of Georgia’s Comprehensive Administrative Review committee. He also is on the executive committee of the Peach Belt Conference.

Throughout his administrative career, he has sought to increase student enrollment and success, champion 21st century learning, innovate processes and services, and invest in faculty and staff development. His current priorities include a new strategic plan for the university, promoting active learning across campus, ensuring CSU practices are more student-focused, and making sure CSU is a campus that embraces diverse people, ideas, views, and practices.