Dr. William A. Meehan, the 11th president to serve Jacksonville State University, will retire on July 1, 2015 having held the third longest presidency in the history of the university. The alumnus first set foot on campus as a freshman in 1968 and fell in love with the institution. He has since dedicated 47 years of his life to JSU – 40 as an employee. Through his warmth, compassion and student-first mentality, Dr. Meehan has been the living embodiment of JSU’s motto, “The friendliest campus in the South.” He has made a tremendous impact on the university over his 16 years in Bibb Graves Hall and will be greatly missed. The faculty, staff and students of Jacksonville State University would like to thank Dr. Meehan for his dedication to the university and wish him the happiest of retirements. We love you!