Board of Trustees

Mar
05

Dr. Walter D. “Doug” Smith, founding president of Francis Marion University, has passed away

Dr. Walter Douglas “Doug” Smith, FMU’s beloved founding president, has passed away. He was 99.

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Mar
02

Francis Marion Board of Trustees elects new officers

Francis Marion University’s Board of Trustees elected three new officers during its regular quarterly meeting on Thursday, March 1.

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Mar
01

Carter highlights University achievements, future endeavors

FMU President Dr. Fred Carter told the University’s trustees Thursday that the University has made significant achievements over the past five years, all pointing it towards a bright future.

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Dec
16

Duke Energy’s Ghartey-Tagoe tells grads to avoid ‘victim mentality’

Francis Marion University awarded degrees to 309 new graduates at its fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 16.

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Nov
16

Carter touts FMU’s financial health, numerous initiatives  

FMU President Dr. Fred Carter told the University’s trustees Thursday that the FMU’s fiscal health has “never been better,” and that it is well-positioned for the future.

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FMU announces senior personnel changes

Francis Marion University announced several changes to its senior administrative staff at Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting on the FMU campus. Tucker Mitchell has been promoted to Vice President of Communications for the university. Mitchell, who’s been at FMU for four years, was previously Executive Director of Public Affairs. Dr. Rebecca Flannagan, chair of the [...]

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Jun
23

FMU Master Plan includes Honors Center, more downtown development

Francis Marion University has seen its campus grow steadily the past two decades. Based on an updated Campus Development Master Plan unveiled at Thursday’s regular Board of Trustees meeting, the pace of expansion won’t slow in the near future. The updated plan lists the renovation of the former Federal Post Office Building in downtown Florence, [...]

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Apr
21

Francis Marion’s Best named distinguished professor for 2017-2018

D. Keith Best, Chair of the Francis Marion University Department of Fine Arts, was named FMU’s J. Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor for the 2017-18 academic year at the school’s annual faculty awards dinner Thursday night. The award, named in honor of a former chairman of the FMU Board of Trustees, is the highest honor bestowed [...]

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FMU trustees ratify program additions

Francis Marion University’s Board of Trustees ratified two new academic programs that will address regional and statewide economic needs at its quarterly meeting on Thursday, March 2 on the FMU campus. The university plans to add a new track – the Biology Secondary Education Option – to its Biology Degree program. The new track is [...]

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FMU trustees approve doctorate of nursing practice degree

Francis Marion University’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a new Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at its quarterly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 17. The degree, which would be FMU’s doctoral level degree, will allow graduates to attain the highest standing within the field of nursing practice. It also continues the enhancement the [...]

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FMU’s Carter joins executive committee of SCRA board

Francis Marion University President Dr. Fred Carter was recently named to the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) board’s executive committee. The SCRA, an applied research corporation based in Columbia, aims to enhance the development of the state’s innovative capabilities to further economic growth, and facilitate university research commercialization. The addition of Carter to the board [...]

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FMU Trustees to hold retreat and quarterly meeting

The Francis Marion University Board of Trustees will hold its annual retreat and quarterly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 4 at the Carter Center for Health Sciences (CCHS) in downtown Florence. The retreat begins at 10:30 a.m. The regular quarterly meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Trustees will hear reports from their standing committees following the retreat [...]

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Affordability

FMU has the lowest cost of attendance of any college in South Carolina, based on rankings from CollegeFactual.com.

Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’ve developed an array of professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

The Right Size

The University keeps class sizes small because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and a student enrollment of 4,000 provides the perfect balance to enhance learning and still promote a diverse selection of programs.

Aesthetics

Students can walk our lovely, tree-lined campus in about 30-45 minutes, but most take longer because in a place this beautiful, you want to stop and enjoy nature’s beauty.

UNIVERSITY HONORS

Francis Marion University has been recognized for five straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university by the Chronicle for Higher Ed. More at http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges16

FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report.
Francis Marion University is in ETC’s top 10 percent of universities that have the most impact on a graduate’s long-term career earnings. More at www.educatetocareer.com.

CAMPUS MAP

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CONTACT US

Mailing Address:
PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502
Street Address:
4822 E. Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29506

1-800-368-7551
Main Office Numbers

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DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Francis Marion University follows all state, local, and federal laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher learning. FMU adheres to all Title IX policies, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state, local, or federal law. General questions regarding Title IX can be directed to the Office of Civil Rights (www.ed.gov/ocr). Specific questions may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator (titleixcoordinator@fmarion.edu) or the University’s Human Resources Office.

Francis Marion’s sexual misconduct (Title IX) procedures define the University’s response to reports of sexual misconduct and explain the recourse and protections afforded complainants and respondents.

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