Dr. Meredith began his career as a high school teacher and as a high school principal. He has served as the President of Western Kentucky University, Chancellor of the University of Alabama System, Chancellor of the University System of Georgia and as Commissioner of Higher Education for Mississippi’s public universities. He holds degrees from Kentucky Wesleyan College, Western Kentucky University and the University of Mississippi. He has also completed the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University and the Oxford Roundtable on Higher Education at Oxford University. He and his wife, Susan, have two grown sons and four grandchildren.