Calhoun County Commission Honors JSU President
The Calhoun County Commission, together with a representation of Calhoun County Judges, and the Commissioner of Licenses pay tribute to retiring Jacksonville State University President Dr. William Meehan and his wife Beth Meehan. Dr. Meehan has been at the helm of Jacksonville State University for 16 years. And, today at the Calhoun County Commissioner’s meeting Dr. Meehan and his wife were honored by the group of public servants with special tokens of appreciation. The Calhoun County Judges presented Dr. Meehan with an Alabama Road Trip book and a Longleaf Pine. The pine tree will be delivered to Dr. Meehan after December 1st and planted at J-S-U’s campus. Commisioner of Licenses Barry Robertson presented a car tag found in the archives with special meaning. And the Calhoun County Commissioners gave Dr. Meehan a beautifully mounted self-portrait and a check to J-S-U for $50,000. The check is the final installment on a $300,000 commitment made to J-S-U 7 years ago. Also, Beth Meehan was given red roses as a token of the County’s love. Dr. Meehan says he has had a wonderful partnership with the Calhoun County leadership. The day also served to highlight the relationship Dr. Meehan has with outgoing District 5 Calhoun County Commissioner Rudy Abbott. Dr. William Meehan is retiring effective July 1, 2015.