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Bridges promoted to vice president of student affairs, Ramey hired as dean of students at FMU

    FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University has made two key appointments in its Division of Student Affairs. Darryl Bridges has been promoted to vice president of student affairs and Teresa Ramey has been hired as dean of students.

    Bridges, of Florence, replaces Joe Heyward, who retired after 33 years of service to FMU.

    Bridges’ responsibilities will include providing leadership for the university’s Division of Student Affairs. He will oversee all departments in the division, including the Dean of Students’ Office, the Office of Counseling and Testing, Student Health Services, the Office of Career Development, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Office of Student Affairs. Bridges will also serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

    Since coming to FMU in 1997, Bridges has served as director of residence life, director of student life, and most recently as dean of students and assistant vice president for student development. Prior to coming to FMU, he held several positions in student housing at Western Kentucky University.

    Bridges earned the B.A. degree in government and the M.A. degree in education (student personnel services) from Western Kentucky. His professional affiliations include the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the American College Personnel Association, and the Southern Association of College Student Affairs.

    Ramey replaces Bridges as dean of students.

    As dean of students, Ramey will supervise the offices of Student Life, the University Center and Campus Recreation, Residence Life, Student Development, and International Student Affairs. She will also administer the student judicial system, serve as an adviser to the Student Government Association, supervise the cheerleading advisers, be involved in new student orientation, and respond to general issues concerning students.

    Ramey, of Stone Mountain, Ga., comes to FMU from Spelman College, where she served as interim dean of students and associate dean of students. Prior to that, she was assistant dean of students at Texas Tech University, as well as coordinator of judicial affairs. She has also worked at Aiken Technical College, Case Western Reserve University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

    She earned the B.A. degree in speech communications from Western Kentucky University and the M.S. degree in instructional development from Jacksonville State University. Her professional affiliations include the American Association of University Women, the American College Personnel Association, and the Association for Student Judicial Affairs.

    “We are pleased to make these two appointments in the Division of Student Affairs,” said FMU president Fred Carter. “Since coming to FMU nine years ago, Darryl has demonstrated strong leadership and an outstanding rapport with students. He is the perfect choice to serve in this important position. We are also excited to have someone of Teresa’s experience join the Student Affairs staff. Her enthusiastic attitude and genuine concern for student success will benefit the FMU community greatly.”

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Last Published: January 3, 2007 3:49 PM
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