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The Provost is the chief academic officer of Francis Marion University and with the assistance of the associate provosts, school deans, and department chairs, oversees the undergraduate and graduate programs of the University. The Division of Enrollment Management (Admissions, the Registrar, and Financial Assistance) also reports to the Office of the Provost.


Dr. Peter KingDr. Peter King, Ph.D.
University Provost and Dean of the Francis Marion College of Liberal Arts, and Professor of Biology
(North Carolina State University, 1996)

Office Location: SAB 115
Phone: 843-661-1287
Fax: 843-661-1292

Peter King was born in Australia but is a naturalized citizen and has lived in the US since 1992. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a Ph.D. in 1996 and came to FMU as an assistant professor of biology. Subsequently he served as professor and chair of the Department of Biology from 2007 to 2011. Dr. King’s research interests are in the ecology and physiology of turtles.

In 2011 he became the associate provost for academic affairs and enrollment management where he oversaw the offices of Admissions, Financial Assistance, and the Registrar. He was named as Provost in 2016.


Alissa WartersDr. T. Alissa Warters, Ph.D.

Associate Provost of Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management, Professor of Political Science and Director of the McNair Center for Research and Service

(University of Tennessee, Ph.D., 2004)




kennedyDr. Christopher Kennedy, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Director of Graduate Programs, and Professor of History







Provost Office Staff:

Mrs. Jennifer Taylor, Office Manager

Mrs. Gloria Keith, Administrative Assistant


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