FLORENCE---Charlene Wages of Florence, professor of psychology, has been elected chairman of the general faculty at Francis Marion University. Wages replaces Gary W. Hanson who has served as chair of the faculty for the last two years.
Other officers of the faculty are Seth Smith of Florence, professor of physics, vice chairman, and Roger Hux of Florence, assistant reference librarian, secretary. The new officers were chosen in campus elections April 6.
“Gary Hanson, Mike Jordan and other faculty leaders have worked closely with President Fred Carter and FMU administrators during the past year to establish a system of shared governance which allows faculty and administrators to interact in ways that maximize the skills and abilities of each group,” said Wages.
“I look forward to continuing their efforts as FMU continues its tradition of providing an opportunity for students to acquire a quality education,” she said. “I am excited to be a part of the faculty leadership at a time when there is such potential for growth and enrichment at FMU.”
A native of Atlanta, Ga., Wages has been a member of the FMU faculty since 1986. She previously taught at Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morris Brown College, and Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga. She earned a bachelor’s (1974) degree at the University of Georgia and master’s (1979) and doctoral (1987) degrees in psychology from Georgia State University.
Smith joined the FMU faculty in 1989. Prior to that, he taught at the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville and at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina. A native of Baltimore, Md., he earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from FMU in 1983 and received a master’s (1985) and doctorate (1987) in physics from Louisiana State University.
Hux, an associate professor, joined the FMU faculty in 1975. A native of Mesa, Ariz., he taught in the public schools of Georgia before coming to FMU. He earned a bachelor’s degree (1969) at Georgia Southern College, a master’s (1972) in history at the University of Georgia, and a master’s (1975) in librarianship at Emory University.