FMU General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) provides legal advice to Francis Marion University, members of the Board of Trustees and administration acting in the course and scope of their duties on behalf of the University. The General Counsel reports directly to the President.

University Counsels are Mr. Matthew Swilley, and Mr. Jay Jordan.

South Carolina Freedom of Information Act

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 the University’s General Counsel, the Vice President for University Communication, and others. Formal FOIA requests should be sent to the Counsel and/or the VP of Communications and will be reviewed by Counsel and the VP of Communications. FMU does not charge for routine FOIA requests.

FOIA email: Matthew.swilley@fmarion.edu; jsweeney@fmarion.edu.

To view Francis Marion University’s complete FOIA policy click here.