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Native Is To Head

A Program

Students Led To Reach For Excellence

ST. MARY’S CITY, Md.—Dr. F.J. Talley, an Oklahoma native, was recently named to head a scholars program at St. Mary’s College.

Dr. Talley was named as director of the DeSousa-Brent Scholars Program, and began his duties on June 16.

Previously, Dr. Talley has served as president of Olivet College and Frederick Community College.

Dr. Talley has served as dean of students at Bryant University during his 30-year career as an educator and administrator, and was associate provost at Rowan University, as well as dean at the College of Southern Maryland.

As director of the scholars program at St. Mary’s College, Dr. Talley will be responsible for recruiting, advising and tracking students, and will have other duties.

The program works to cultivate the academic and leadership excellence of students from groups traditionally underrepresented at the college.

A graduate of Dickinson College, Dr. Talley received a master’s degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University, and a doctorate degree in student personnel and higher education administration from the University of Ohio.