Meadows New PJC President
4/8/2008 Pensacola Junior College’s District Board of Trustees extended an invitation to Dr. Charles E. Meadows to become the college’s sixth president during a special session Tuesday, April 8. The trustees elected him unanimously.
PJC Board of Trustees Chair Vincent Andry called Meadows to extend the invitation. He accepted and contract terms will be negotiated. Meadows replaces PJC President Tom Delaino who retires May 31.
“Dr. Meadows impressed me,” Andry said. “He is innovative and creative and experienced with institutional finance and student growth issues.
“This is a new age for PJC and for the state of Florida as a whole. With the budget constraints, we won’t have the dollars we once had to operate.”
Meadows currently serves as president of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Andalusia, Ala., a position he has held since 2003. Previously, he served as president of Ayers State Technical College, Anniston, Ala.,1996-2003; and as vice president of Bevill State Community College, Sumiton, Ala.,1991-1996.
Meadows was selected from a field of four finalists that also included Dr. Scott D. Elliott, president of Meridian Community College, Meridian, Miss.; Dr. Lars Hafner, provost of St. Petersburg College; and Dr. James Martin, vice president of Student Affairs at Pensacola Junior College.
Meadows, who lives in Andalusia, received his bachelor’s degree from Delta State University, Cleveland, Miss.; his master’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and his doctorate from Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.