FLORENCE, S.C. — Francis Marion University trustees voted Thursday to extend President Fred Carter’s contract and to name a building after Hugh and Jean Leatherman.

The Leathermans’ names will be on the university’s Medical Education Complex. Hugh Leatherman is a state senator from Florence.

“I’m so pleased that the board took this action to name that building after them,” Carter said. “That medical complex will be a cornerstone to the things that we will build in the future with regard to medical and health education in Florence.”

Carter said he is pleased to see that the board included both Hugh and Jean in the name because together they do so much for the community, including education, road construction

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