Two new staff members have joined the Student Affairs office at Francis Marion University.
S. Leigh Bostick has been named Coordinator for Student Life and LaTasha Brand, an FMU alumna, has been named Assistant Dean of Students.
Bostick's responsibilities will include providing leadership for students, clubs and organizations; coordinating programs to enhance the life of students; and promoting student life activities. She will also serve as an advisor to the NPC Greek organizations on campus, and coordinate activities for the University Programming Board.
Bostick, of Pamplico, comes to FMU from the banking industry. She most recently worked as a private banking sales assistant for the National Bank of South Carolina in Charleston. Prior to that, she held positions at Branch Banking and Trust Co. in Charleston and Central Carolina Bank in Durham and Burlington, N.C.
She graduated from the College of Charleston in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in communications and plans to continue her work toward an M.B.A. degree from FMU.
Brand's responsibilities will include providing direction to various student leadership programs; coordinating activities involving various offices, including Student Life, Multicultural Affairs, Housing, and Campus Recreation; providing advocacy for students; and serving as a student conduct officer.
Brand, of North Charleston, most recently worked as an appeals and denials administrator with the Hill-Rom Co. in Charleston.
She graduated from FMU in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in English. While a student at FMU, she served as president of the Student Government Association.
Both the Coordinator for Student Life and the Assistant Dean report to the Dean of Students, Darryl Bridges.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Leigh and LaTasha to the Student Affairs staff," said Bridges. "Given their high levels of enthusiasm and energy, I am confident they will serve the FMU student body well."
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