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

What’s the best way to spend a late spring morning in the Pee Dee? There’s only one answer and it’s checking out the beautifully lush Francis Marion University campus during one of the University’s many campus tours. Tours are available ...
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Heart of the Pee Dee Scholar Briana Wheeler
Francis Marion University has named five South Carolina students as Heart of the Pee Dee Scholars for the coming academic year. The recipients will pay no tuition during their FMU career as long as they maintain at least 3.0 grade-point ...
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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
It’s time to get down to the nitty gritty at the FMU Performing Arts Center. It will happen Thursday, Aug. 30 when that great American ensemble, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, comes to town. The show starts at 7:30 p.m ...
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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.

The FMU Report

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

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.

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