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Welcome to JSU

It is truly my honor and privilege to serve as the 12th President of Jacksonville State University and to welcome you to the President's webpage. JSU is known as the "Friendliest Campus in the South" and every day we strive to provide a smile and world class customer service to all who visit us on campus or via our website. It is all part of our "up close and personal" approach to higher education. We are a campus where our students get to know our faculty and staff personally through small class sizes, one-on-one interactions, and student engagement activities. It is important to all of us at JSU that our students are engaged in the life of our campus and prepared for their future careers and lives as responsible citizens. It is truly a team effort and you will find that JSU is not only a team, but also a family. When you join JSU you learn very quickly that we care for and help each other to be successful.

JSU's future success is dependent on all of us being Transformative, Innovative and Engaged for Success – we call it JSU TIES – the TIES that bind us together. As together we all strive to transform our students, our region of Northeast Alabama, and our University, and to be innovative and strongly engaged in the process, we will reach higher levels of excellence and make JSU the premier regional university in the State of Alabama. I hope you enjoy all the information about JSU contained in our website and will choose to join us in "JSU's Renaissance" whether it be as a student, an employee, an alumnus, or a community constituent. I look forward to interacting with you in the future.

Go Gamecocks!

John M. Beehler, Ph.D., CPA


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