Former Liberty University athletic director Jeff Barber. File/Provided 

Jeff Barber, former athletic director at Liberty University, is expected to be introduced as the new athletic director at Charleston Southern on Thursday.

Barber will become only the third athletic director in CSU history. 

Barber replaces Hank Small, who announced his resignation six weeks ago after 17 years on the job. Barber resigned as athletic director at Liberty in November of 2016, ending his 10-year tenure on the job. Barber, 60, also has worked at East Carolina, Furman and South Carolina.

While at Liberty, Barber oversaw extensive building projects, including new venues for baseball and softball. He also directed the expansion of the school’s football stadium.

Barber’s first primary goal at CSU could be to direct the fundraising and building of a new basketball arena. The school announced in 2012 that it was going to build a new basketball facility, but construction has yet to begin.