|Austin Peay Normal School (1927–1943)|
Austin Peay State College (1943–1967)
|President||Michael J. Licari|
|Campus||Urban, 182 acres (0.74 km2)|
|Colors||Red and white|
|NCAA Division I – |
Austin Peay State University (APSU) (//) is a public university in Clarksville, Tennessee. Standing on a site occupied by a succession of educational institutions since 1845, the precursor of the university was established in 1927 and named for then-sitting Governor Austin Peay, who is further honored with "Governors", the name of the university's athletic teams. Affiliated with the Tennessee Board of Regents, it is now governed by the Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees as of May 2017[update]. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and, in 2012, was the fastest-growing university in Tennessee. In 2019, Austin Peay officially hit 11,000 students enrolled.
Academics at Austin Peay are organized into six colleges, two schools, and 28 subordinate departments and offices:
The Castle Building was an impressive "three-storied structure of red brick, with towers, fretted battlements, and casement windows set in paneled wood...".
Main article: Austin Peay Governors