Valley’s search for a new president continues in October

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The search for a new president of Mississippi Valley State University is in motion.

Members of the Institutions of Higher Learning Board Search Committee will hear from students, alumni, administrators and faculty members in a series of Campus Listening Sessions on Thursday, Oct 12.

IHL Trustee Shane Hooper and Chair of the MVSU board search committee

“We are committed to finding the right person to lead Mississippi Valley State University, so it is very important that we hear from all members of the campus community,” said Trustee Shane Hooper, Chair of the MVSU Board Search Committee.

The discussions will center on the qualities and qualifications stakeholders believe the next institutional executive officer should possess.

“I hope that all students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the surrounding community will join us and let us know what type of leader they want to see in the next president.”

The sessions will be held on its campus in Itta Bena.

3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. Students Business Education Building/Auditorium
3:40 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. Administration Business Education Building/Auditorium
4:25 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Break
4:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m. Faculty & Staff Business Education Building/Auditorium
5:10 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Break
5:15 p.m. – 5:55 p.m. Alumni & Community Business Education Building/Auditorium


Dr. Jerryl Briggs, acting president at Mississippi Valley State University

Dr. Jerryl Briggs was named acting president of Mississippi Valley State University in June. Briggs currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer at the university.

Briggs succeeds Dr. William Bynum at Valley. Bynum was selected as the new president of Jackson State University by the board on May 31. Bynum’s official start date at Jackson State was July 1.