A College Creates a Chair for Shared Governance

A University Creates an Endowed Chair for Shared Governance 1

Francis Marion U.

The endowed chair is named for E. Lorraine de Montluzin, a retired Francis Marion U. history professor, who led the fight to improve the governance system there.

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Francis Marion U.

The endowed chair is named for E. Lorraine de Montluzin, a retired Francis Marion U. history professor, who led the fight to improve the governance system there.

At one point in the 42-year history of Francis Marion University, the public liberal-arts college's shared-governance system was so dysfunctional it drew national attention.

But in recent years the South Carolina institution—whose tense faculty-administration relations had earned it a spot on the American Association of University Professors' sanction list—has shed its image as the poster child for shared governance gone bad. Faculty members, along with the current