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MVSU names Golden as Provost/ Vice President for Academic Affairs

President Dr. Jerryl Briggs has announced Dr. Kathie Stromile Golden as Mississippi Valley State University’s Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). Briggs extended the offer to Golden earlier this week following an extensive national search. She will officially begin in her new role on Aug. 15. As Provost/VPAA, Golden will serve as the institution’s chief academic officer, ...

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Baldwin named MVSU’s 2018 Humanities Teacher of the Year

Professor Dr. Jo A. Baldwin has been selected by Mississippi Valley State University’s Office of Academic Affairs as the 2018 Humanities Teacher of the Year. Each year, the Mississippi Humanities Council recognizes October’s designation of Arts and Humanities Month by bestowing Humanities Teacher Awards to outstanding faculty in traditional humanities fields at colleges and universities across the state. Affectionately known ...

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Windfield tabbed as MVSU’s new director of alumni relations

Mississippi Valley State University’s Office of University Advancement has brought on a new director of alumni relations who is familiar with the institution and all things Valley. Jackson native Kylon T. Alford-Windfield, a 2013 graduate of MVSU, has been tabbed as the director of alumni relations. His primary duties include serving as a liaison between University administration, the National Alumni ...

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MVSU’s Tanner takes helm as MADE president

A Mississippi Valley State University faculty member is now leading a state organization for developmental educators. MVSU Director of Academic Success and Student Development Heather Tanner was sworn in as president of the Mississippi Association for Development Education (MADE) Nov. 9 in Jackson. As president, Tanner will have the opportunity to influence MADE’s mission to improve the theory and practice ...

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MVSU professor appointed to FLHCF board

A Mississippi Valley State University professor was recently appointed to the board of a local organization devoted to eradicating cancer, particularly in the Mississippi Delta. MVSU Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Dr. Mark Dugo has joined the board of directors for the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation (FLHCF). The Ruleville-based non-profit was founded and is led by MVSU alumna Freddie ...

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MVSU’s Michael Clark earns “Airman of the Year” award

Michael Clark, a residence hall director at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena and a Staff Sergeant of the 307 Security Forces Squadron stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, La., recently was presented the 307th Bomb Wing’s “Airman of the Year.” The 32-year-old Tchula native will represent the wing during the “Airman of the Year” competition ...

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Boys & Girls cite Newsome

Dr. Abigail S. Newsome, Director of BioInformatics at Mississippi Valley State University, was recently named the Beverly Burton New Board Member of the Year at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Southeast Regional Conference in Montgomery, Ala. Newsome is a native of Itta Bena and received her B.S. from MVSU and her Ph.D from the University of Southern Mississippi. ...

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Valley’s Bynum named chair

Dr. William Bynum, president of Mississippi Valley State University, has been named chair of the NCAA Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Limited-Resource Institutions Academic Advisory Group. This group serves in an advisory capacity to the Committee on Academic Performance on policy-related issues. The formation of this group is based on an in-depth examination of Academic Performance Rate trends indicating ...

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MVSU raises budget by $1.1 million for modular housing loss

ITTA BENA — Mississippi Valley State University has raised its budget by $1.1 million to cover costs of buying and installing modular housing on its campus. The university originally intended to lease the dorms, but concluded it would be better to buy them. However, the school is collecting less revenue than expected, because MVSU had projected it would house 50 ...

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