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Presidents of Jacksonville State University

Twelve men have led Jacksonville State University since its establishment as the State Normal School at Jacksonville in 1883. To learn more about each of our presidents, please click on the images below:

Ryals

James G. Ryals, Jr.

1883-1885

Chappell

J. Harris Chappell

1885-1886

Gibson

Carleton Bartlett Gibson

1886-1892

Jarrett

J.B. Jarrett

1892-1893

Forney

Jacob Forney IV

1893-1899

Daugette

Clarence William Daugette

1899-1942

Cole

Houston Cole

1942-1971

Stone

Ernest Stone

1971-1981

Montgomery

Theron E. Montgomery

1981-1986

McGee

Harold J. McGee

1986-1999

Meehan

William A. Meehan

1999-2015

Beehler

John M. Beehler

2015-Present

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