Staff Advisory Committee

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Make the holiday season a little brighter for your friends and colleagues in the FMU community.

Our mission

The mission of the Francis Marion Staff Advisory Committee is to foster open communication between staff and administrators and to ensure that staff suggestions and recommendations are made known to the President.  The committee encourages open dialogue and comments on issues relevant to the successful operation of this institution.

Who we are

The Staff Advisory Committee is composed of representative staff members from throughout the campus.  Representatives are appointed by the president and vice presidents.

The committee assists the president, administration, and Human Resources staff with staff activities such as the Annual Staff Luncheon and Benefits Day.  The committee also partners with Faculty upon request to help facilitate staff involvement in campus activities that are offered to the students and the local community.  In addition to assisting with staff activities, the committee sponsors a campus-wide Holiday Fund Campaign.  The funds raised from the Campaign are used to assist two or more employees that are in need during the holiday season.  Throughout the year, the Committee also administers emergency fund assistance to Staff members affected by home fires, flooding, and other emergency needs.    

Who do we help

From house fire victims, families in need of holiday assistance, staff experiencing hardships due to extended medical leave, to flood and hurricane victims. Unexpected tragedies can befall yourself or any of your colleagues, and the Staff Advisory Committee and the Holiday/Emergency Fund is there to help.

How can you help

Donations are accepted all year. Unexpected tragedies can strike any of us at any time.  It is because of this reason that the FMU Staff Advisory Committee wishes to increase its resources, expand its reach, and be of greater help to FMU employees in need.  With your monetary donations and support, we can continue to provide these services and continue to show that FMU is one of the greatest places to work because of people like you who are willing to help when needed.

To make a donation please contact any member listed below or donate through automatic payroll deduction form below.  No amount is too small.  Together we can make a difference.

SAC Committee Members

Brigid Kennedy – SAB 105 // Ext. 1144 //
Maria McCormick – LSF 109 // Ext. 1589 //
Haieasha Singletary – SAB 103 // Ext. 1129 //
Marcy Turner –  RL // Ext. 1312 //
Tony Lester – WHSE // Ext. 1152 //
Angie Bessenger – CEMC // Ext. 1250 //
Jennifer Hester – SAB 103 // Ext. 1127 //
Alex McGill – UC 250 E // Ext. 1677 //
Nicole McAllister – Campus Police // Ext. 1107 //

Are you or a coworker in need?


Make a Donation

Please complete the form below to donate to the Staff Advisory Committee Holiday/Emergency Fund.

Submission of this form authorizes the amount requested to be deducted from employees paycheck. Employee will be contacted to ensure authenticity.


Request for Assistance

Please complete the form below to request assistance from the Staff Advisory Committee. Nominations are accepted throughout the year. Once your request has been submitted, please wait until a member of the Committee contacts the requestor with a final decision.

Please note that while we understand that the need may be immediate, the process to approve and complete the issuance of assistance takes time.

Name of the person in need of assistance.
Person making the request can be the same as Nominee.
Please use the best email for the committee to contact the Nominee or Requestor with the final decision or a request for more information.
Please list the department or area you currently work in.
Please use the best phone number for the Committee to reach you.
Please tell us a little bit about your situation and how we can help you..