The Robert E. McNair Center for Research and Service at Francis Marion University is a campus-based research and service resource. The McNair Center provides a collaborative setting for academic, research and outreach initiatives that strengthen the ties between the university and the greater community.
The McNair Center is supported by the generous support of the PSARAS Foundation and is named after former South Carolina Governor Robert E. McNair, who was instrumental in the establishment of Francis Marion University and spent his career fostering a dedication to education and public service.
The McNair Center houses several exciting program and initiatives including the International Studies/Student Exchange Program, Model United Nations and Transatlantic Partners. In addition, the Governor Robert E.McNair Scholars Program is designed to bring onto campus a new cadre of motivated young scholars committed to public service and community leadership. Please follow the McNair Scholars link to learn more about this exciting scholarship opportunity for South Carolina’s finest students.
Robert E. McNair Center for Government and History Advisory Council
Chair: The Honorable James H. Hodges—Columbia, SC
The Honorable David M. Beasley—Society Hill, SC
Steve Benjamin, Esq.—Columbia, SC
Dr. Jim Morris—Columbia, SC
Jaime R. Harrison—Washington, D.C.
Rita McKinney—Greenville, SC
Gail Ness Richardson—Barnwell, SC
The Honorable John L. Napier—Pawleys Island, SC