University Communications tells the FMU story to the public, and serves as the official channel through which the University disseminates information internally and externally. The office’s major functions include media relations, internal communications for the University community, production of official University publications, photography and videography for off-campus audiences, and marketing and communications support for University initiatives.

The Latest at FMU

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Another play by Francis Marion University’s Dr. Jon Tuttle is set to make its debut. Boy About Ten, a farce depicting what happens to kids when their parents don’t grow up, will debut August 17-25 on the Thigpen Main Stage ...
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Francis Marion University President Dr. Fred Carter told the FMU Board of Trustees Thursday that the University is launching a bold, new initiative designed to improve accessibility to the University for students who are the first in their families to ...
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Francis Marion University’s Board of Trustees extended University President Dr. Fred Carter’s contract for three additional years at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday on campus. Carter is in the 19th year of his presidency. The extension runs to July 1, ...
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The FMU Report

Francis Marion’s regular video news update. The report is hosted by Trish Munn, the University’s Director of Public Relations.

Francis Marion VIEW

Francis Marion VIEW is the official magazine of Francis Marion University. The magazine is published twice a year and highlights the most recent achievements, successes, happenings, and important events of the University, its employees, students, and alumni. Check out Francis Marion VIEW online below!

Printing & Mail Centers

University Communications also oversees FMU’s Office Services, which includes the Print Center and the Mail Center. The Print Center handles numerous campus printing tasks. The Mail Center processes mail across campus.


Mr. Frank Larrimore is Director of Printing Services. Contact him at, or 843.661.1282.

Contact the Print Center at 843.661.1271 or the Mail Center at 843.661.1337.

Public Information & FOIA Policy

Francis Marion University favors transparency with the public and media in regard to its operations and activities. Requests for information will be processed expediently, but may be reviewed by University Communications and the University’s General Counsel. Formal FOIA requests should be sent to the Counsel and will be reviewed by Counsel and the VP of Communications.

FOIA email:


Click Here for more information on Francis Marion University’s communications policies.

Communications Staff

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Tucker Mitchell

Vice President of Communications

Office: SAB 101
Phone: 843-661-1332

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Matt McColl

Director of Media Relations

Office: SAB 101
Phone: 843-661-1227

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Trish Munn

Director of Public Relations

Office: SAB 101C
Phone: 843-661-1223

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Larry Falck

Director of Multimedia Services

Office: CEMC 101F
Phone: 843-661-1251

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Katherine Barnette

Digital & Print Media Designer

Office: SAB 101
Phone: 843-661-1224

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Janie Williams

Graphic Designer

Office: SAB 105
Phone: 843-661-1270

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Joshua C. Lloyd

Digital Media Coordinator

Office: SAB 101
Phone: 843-661-1253