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Megathlin Named Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives

SAVANNAH, GA--William L. Megathlin has been named assistant to the president for strategic initiatives at Armstrong Atlantic State University. In his new role, he will implement the university's strategic plan, including steering master and facilities plans and construction and renovation logistics for the campus. In addition, he will serve as the university's liaison with the University System of Georgia on issues related to the strategic mission.

"Megathlin has a firm understanding of the university and the role it must continue to take to meet the higher education needs of our region," said Thomas Z. Jones, president of AASU. "He will provide leadership and coordinate a variety of strategic initiatives currently under development at the university."

Megathlin has served in several academic and administrative roles during his thirty-year tenure at the university. As dean of academic and enrollment services, he reorganized the operating procedures for the Department of Developmental Studies and implemented the new statewide admission requirements for the college preparatory curriculum. Megathlin served as head of the Government and Criminal Justice departments at Armstrong Atlantic and, prior to joining the university, taught correctional and counseling courses at the undergraduate and graduate level for universities in Texas and Mississippi. He also was a research investigator for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

Throughout his career, Megathlin has worked as a consultant in the areas of selection, training, career development, and performance evaluation for law enforcement agencies. He consulted with the Savannah Police Department for more than twelve years and also has served as technical advisor to the Sheriff of Superior Court in Chatham County.

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