|Title:||NCAA Faculty Representative|
|College:||St. Lawrence '73, Boston College '78|
Originally from Utica, New York, Meisel earned a degree in Economics from St. Lawrence University in 1973, where he played baseball for four years and football for two years for the NCAA Division III institution. Meisel earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Boston College in 1978.
As faculty representative to the NCAA, Meisel has been heavily involved in helping the University's in its move to NCAA Division I status. Dr. Meisel has worked previously as a consultant to the Illinois Commerce Commission and as a staff economist in the Office of Plans and Policy at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C. where he worked on telephone deregulation.
Meisel previously served as the President of the Great Lakes Valley Conference as well as stints as its treasurer. He also served on the NCAA Division II Executive Committee.
Meisel's wife, Marie, Meisel earned holds a master's degree in nursing from SIUE. The couple has two children, John Meisel, Jr. and Matthew.