Jacksonville State University President, Dr. William Meehan is retiring from the helm of the school effective July 1, 2015. He announced his plans at the end of the regular quarterly meeting on Monday at the university’s Houston Cole Library. Meehan has been the school’s president for 16 years and today he spoke to TV24 about the university’s progress since he’s been in office. He also shared why he’s chosen this season to prepare for his departure in the year ahead. Meehan says he’ll miss the people most, but he’s looking forward to his time as a retiree. Meehan entered JSU as a student in 1968. He assumed the role of president on July 1, 1999 and he is the third longest serving president in the history of JSU.