Administration & Planning

The Division of Administration is responsible for human resources, computing services (both administrative and academic), institutional research, planning, institutional effectiveness, instructional technology, telephones, payroll, and inventory.

Human Resources

One of Francis Marion University’s greatest assets is its people. FMU’s staff and faculty strive daily to create a warm and vibrant educational environment for our students. Human Resources supports the faculty and staff by providing essential vocational information and services.

Accreditation

Francis Marion University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and professional doctorate level degrees.

Campus Technology

We envision a campus community that incorporates technology as a transforming influence in teaching and learning, where students and faculty are comfortable using and integrating technology across the curriculum; where administrative functions are fully automated, thereby allowing more of the energy and resources of the University system to be focused on teaching/learning as the central reality; and where technology can support the institution in realizing its distinctive mission through a trained and caring information technology team.

Affirmative Action

Francis Marion University is dedicated to equal opportunity through affirmative action within the University community. The University’s affirmative action program is designed to provide equal consideration of all applicants for faculty and staff positions, for all faculty members in the tenure and promotion process, and for administrators and other staff members seeking promotions and upgrades, as well as for students seeking admission, financial aid, and equality in academic and athletic programs.

Title IX

Francis Marion University (FMU) is committed to providing a healthy living, learning, and working community with an atmosphere that emphasizes the dignity and worth of all individuals within that community. Towards that end, we promote personal integrity, civility and mutual respect, and an environment that is free from sexual misconduct and discrimination.

Counseling and Testing

The Office of Counseling and Testing helps students enhance their academic and personal well being. We support the educational mission of Francis Marion University by helping students cope with college and life pressures that threaten persistence in college and enhance or learn skills that optimize personal effectiveness and by coordinating testing services for the University.

Campus Police

The FMU Campus Police Department is committed to providing a safe and secure campus environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Our mission is to provide police protection to the campus community and foster an atmosphere that enhances the campus learning experience while complementing the University’s educational mission.

Staff

Headshot photo of Charlene Wages outside

Dr. Charlene Wages

Vice President for Administration and Planning
Hugh K. Leatherman Professor of Public Service
Professor of Psychology

Office: SAB 105
Phone: 843-661-1140
cwages@fmarion.edu