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JSU president Dr. William Meehan announced 2015 retirement

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Jacksonville State University President Dr. William Meehan announced his retirement effective July 1, 2015. Jacksonville State University President Dr. William Meehan announced his retirement effective July 1, 2015.
JACKSONVILLE, AL -

After serving Jacksonville State University for 40 years, Dr. William Meehan will retire next year.

The announcement was made during today's quarterly meeting at JSU. His retirement will be effective July 1, 2015.

"For 16 years, he's been an outstanding president. He's been part of this university community for over 40 years. Your footprint will always be here, Dr. Meehan, there's no doubt about that. We will begin a search for a successor and it will be a very diligent and well thought out effort. Thank you for your great service and we wish you well in whatever the future brings," said Board Chairman Jim Bennett.

Meehan began his tenure at JSU as a student in 1968. He received his bachelor of science in biology in 1972, then his master's degree in biology in 1976.

He began teaching at JSU in 1977, and later completed a doctorate of education in higher education administration from the University of Alabama. He's served as the university's president for the last 16 years.

"I know I'm leaving this institution in good hands. Jacksonville State is a very special place. Until you have the opportunity to see other places, you can't realize what a unique and special place it is, from the students to the faculty, staff and alumni," Meehan said.

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