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Governor Appoints Florence's Campbell to FMU Board of Trustees

         FLORENCE---Hal Campbell of Florence, president and chief executive officer of ACS Technologies, has been appointed to the governor’s seat on the Francis Marion University Board of Trustees.

         Gov. Mark Sanford made the appointment of Campbell, effective July 1.  His term runs coterminous with the governor. 

         “Hal Campbell will be a wonderful addition to our board,” said FMU President Fred Carter.  With a wealth of business experience and his love of the university, he brings great leadership skills to our board.”

         Campbell is a 1979 graduate of FMU with a degree in business.  In 1994, he was presented the FMU School of Business Outstanding Graduate Award.  Two years later, he was recognized as one of the university’s 25 Distinguished Alumni by the Alumni Association.

         Campbell was named the university’s 2003-04 Outstanding Alumnus.  A past president of the Alumni Association, he continually supports his alma mater in a variety of ways, including serving as secretary of the FMU Foundation Board.

         Founded in 1978, ACS Technologies (formerly Computer Dimensions) is the country’s leading provider of technology solutions for churches, private schools and other faith-based organizations.  Campbell joined the company after graduating from FMU.  He was named president and CEO in 1984 when the company had about 100 clients and 10 employees.  Under Campbell’s leadership, the firm has grown to more than 300 employees with more than 12,000 clients.

        Campbell and the other owners of ACS (Billy Campbell, Marvin Owen and Tom Rogers) were named South Carolina’s Small Business Persons of the Year in 2002.  He was a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program in 2004.  ACS employs a significant number of FMU graduates with expertise in areas of programming, testing, technical writing, customer support, information technology, accounting, sales and administration.

         Campbell and his wife Melaine have two daughters.  They are active in the First Presbyterian Church in Florence.

#10 / 8-3-04

Last Published: August 3, 2004 1:25 PM
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