Regional & Community Programs

Serving beyond our campus.

FMU recognizes that its mission reaches beyond the borders of the campus to the surrounding region and the state and that it can and should serve as a catalyst and facilitator for regional approaches to problem-solving and enriching engagement.  The regional and community programs office oversees a number of outreach initiatives designed to further that mission.

FMU Performing Arts Center

The PAC is a multi-use facility which is designed to promote the flexibility needed for a wide variety of programs, from University music performances to national touring music, dance, and theatre productions, while incorporating superior acoustics that adapt to individual performance needs.

Regional and Community Initiatives

Francis Marion’s outreach includes a variety of programs aimed at serving FMU and its surrounding community, to include the Non-Profit Leadership Institute, the Local Governments Leadership Institute, the University Place Gallery, and special event planning.

Richardson Center for the Child

The Gail and Terry Richardson Center for the Child on the campus of Francis Marion University is a unique child development center that uses research-based curriculum to enhance individual learning and experiences. The Richardson Center is affiliated with FMU’s Schools of Education and Health Sciences, and is a convenient childcare resource for the university and the surrounding community.


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Teresa J. Ramey

Vice President for Regional & Community Programs

Phone: 843-661-4661

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Benita Woodbury

Senior Administrative Assistant

Phone: 843-661-4662