In a message to the Fresno State community today, university president Joseph I. Castro announced that flags on campus will be lowered to half-staff in honor of Dr. Peter G. Mehas, Friday Oct. 4, the day of his funeral service. “Dr. Mehas was my friend, presidential search committee chair and transition team co-chair. I was blessed to know him over the past 16 years and I am deeply saddened, along with so many others, by this loss,” Castro said in the statement. Services for Dr. Mehas begin 10 a.m., Friday Oct. 4 at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Fresno. Original story.