FMU Trustees extend Carter’s contract
Dr. Fred Carter has served as Francis Marion University’s president, and been the face of the growing University, for 20 years.
The FMU Board of Trustees is making sure he’ll be around for a few more.
During their regularly scheduled November meeting, the trustees voted unanimously to extend Carter’s contract through the 2025-26 academic year.
They also named him FMU’s first president emeritus, a distinctive honor that takes effect immediately.
“This is where he belongs,” said Robert Lee, chair of FMU’s Board of Trustees, “The impact he’s had on this place is really beyond words.”
Carter, who is both the longest-serving college president at FMU and in South Carolina, said the board’s action was humbling.
Carter’s contract was extended three years. That will take him through the 2025-26 academic year. At that point, he’ll have the option of returning to the faculty and resuming his academic work.