Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Valley State University’

Board unanimous — Bynum right for Valley presidency

ITTA BENA — The College Board unanimously voted yesterday to appoint William Bynum as the next president of Mississippi Valley State University. Bynum, most recently vice president of enrollment management and student services at Atlanta’s Morehouse College, was confirmed after meeting with students, faculty and alumni in Itta Bena. “It is an awesome blessing to […] [...]

Group of alumni oppose Bynum as next president of MVSU

ITTA BENA — Some Mississippi Valley State University alumni are complaining about the nomination of William Bynum to be the university’s next president. Roosevelt Yarbrough, president of Valley’s alumni association, said at a news conference he wants the school to be led by an alumnus, and says he’s worried that Bynum doesn’t have any experience […] [...]

Board prefers Morehouse College VP for MVSU president

ITTA BENA — William Bynum is likely to be the next president of Mississippi Valley State University. The state College Board announced today that Bynum, now of Atlanta’s Morehouse College, is the preferred candidate to become the next leader of the smallest of Mississippi’s eight public universities. Bynum is vice president of enrollment management and […] [...]

MVSU becomes second university to house students in hotel

GREENWOOD — Mississippi Valley State University is housing more than 100 upperclassmen in two off-campus hotels because of an on-campus room shortage. The Clarion-Ledger reports that it’s the second state university to lease rooms for students. Earlier this month, Jackson State leased the 120-room Travelodge motel for nine months. Acting president Alfred Rankins Jr. says […] [...]

College Board approves university construction projects

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s College Board has approved the top 10 construction priorities of the state’s universities. Here is the total amount requested from the Legislature by each institution for the top 10, as well as the top two projects from each: ___ Alcorn State University Total for top 10 projects: $56.2 million. Top projects: […] [...]

Committee formed to aid in search for next MVSU president

ITTA BENA — Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank M. Bounds and Mississippi Valley State University Board Search Committee chair Shane Hooper announced a Campus Search Advisory Committee has formed to aid in the search for the next president of Mississippi Valley State University. The members of the Mississippi Valley State University Campus Search Advisory […] [...]

Wang elected president

Mississippi Valley State University’s director of the Automated Identification Technology program, Dr. Lidong Wang, has been elected president of the Electricity, Electronics & Computer Technology Division of the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering in the United States. Wang attended last year’s ATMAE Conference in Nashville, Tenn., and brought valuable information to enhance MVSU’s […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Ayers family worked too hard to see neglect at this level

Never in his wildest dreams  would Jake Ayers had believed, in 1975, what has become of the Mississippi college desegregation lawsuit, known simply as “Ayers.” When all was said and done in 2004, Mississippi education officials said they could get to work enforcing the $503 million settlement designed to correct racist neglect of Jackson State, […] [...]

Ayers funding to drop off in 2012

JACKSON — Mississippi’s three historically black universities will begin receiving less money from the settlement of the decades-old desegregation lawsuit in 2012. Officials tell The Clarion-Ledger that the state is unlikely to have the funds to make up the difference. Settlement of the lawsuit, named after the late Jake Ayers Sr. who filed it in […] [...]

University merger dead issue in 2011 session

JACKSON — Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds Jr. says he expects a proposal to merger or close some universities to have no support in the 2011 legislative session. Bounds spoke Monday with the editorial board of The Clarion-Ledger. “All you’ll hear is the sound of crickets chirping when ‘merger’ is brought up,” Bounds said. Gov. […] [...]

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