• Cooper River Center for Advanced Studies

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  • Cooper River CAS Cooper River Center for Advanced Studies

    Scope: New 84,000 square foot facility that will house programs focusing on advanced studies.

    Project Budget: $42.7 Million

    Design completion site: Sept. 2018

    Design completion bldg: Jan 2019

    Construction start site: Nov 2018

    Construction start bldg: March 2019

    Construction completion: Aug 2020

    Square Footage: 84,000 SF

    Site Size: 5 acres

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    Cooper River CAS

    Vanessa President Brown is a life-long resident of North Charleston.  She is a graduate of North Charleston High School.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from The University of South Carolina, a Master of Arts in Teaching, and a second Masters in Education Supervision from Charleston Southern University. 

    Vanessa taught social studies in Charleston County Schools for nine years before beginning her career as a secondary administrator. She served as an Assistant Principal at R.B. Stall High School and Garrett Academy of Technology and  Principal of Baptist Hill Middle High School prior to her appointment to the Cooper River Center of Advanced Studies.

    Brown now spearheads the overall direction of the North Charleston Center for Advanced Studies, including the development and evaluation of programs, recruiting industry professionals, developing business and community partnerships, and ensuring that all students demonstrate college and career readiness.