Home » NEWS » MVSU appoints Dr. Jerryl Briggs as COO

MVSU appoints Dr. Jerryl Briggs as COO

Dr. Jerryl Briggs

Dr. Jerryl Briggs

Mississippi Valley State University has appointed Dr. Jerryl Briggs as executive vice president/COO. Briggs brings over 25 years of professional experience in higher education administration. Most recently, he served as vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Central State University in Ohio. Prior to Central State, he has held various positions within higher education administration, including serving for 10 years at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania as vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, and dean of students. He has also held positions at Clark Atlanta University, the College of William and Mary, Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois.

He has received several honors, including the Outstanding Service Award from Clark Atlanta University and the Student Affairs Administrator of the Year Award from Lincoln University.

Briggs serves as a board member and national advisor for the Community Foundation for Financial Literacy based in Atlanta and Cure Our Nation Organization, based in Washington, D.C. He has also authored a chapter regarding Greek life in Brown, Parks, and Phillips’ “African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision, 2012.”

Briggs is a longtime member of several professional organizations, including the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, American College Personnel Association, National Association of Student Affairs Professionals, Association for Student Conduct Administration and Association of College and University Housing Officers-International. An avid supporter of HBCU’s, he has also presented professional workshops that addressed the topic “Student Success at HBCUs” at various conferences.

Briggs earned his bachelor of science degree in chemistry education from Xavier University of Louisiana, a master of arts degree in human relations and supervision from Louisiana Tech University and doctorate of education degree in educational policy, planning and leadership – higher education from the College of William and Mary. He also completed Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management Program.



… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About MBJ Staff

Leave a Reply