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Francis Marion names building after Sen. Leatherman

November 17, 2019 GMT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Trustees at Francis Marion University have voted to extend the president’s contract and name a building on campus after one of the most powerful state senators and his wife.

University trustees voted Thursday to name the school’s new Medical Education Complex after Republican Sen. Hugh Leatherman and his wife, Jean.

Leatherman is from Florence and is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

The Morning News of Florence also reports that trustees voted to extend the contract of Francis Marion University President Fred Carter for three more years through the summer of 2026.

Carter has been president of the school for 20 years. He is both the longest serving president at the university and the longest serving current president of any college in South Carolina.

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Information from: Morning News, http://www.scnow.com