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Dr. William B. Bynum Jr.

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Mississippi Valley State University
14000 Hwy 82 W #7243
Itta Bena , Mississippi 38941
United States

Company Description: The Mississippi Valley State University Foundation is the official fundraising and gift-receiving organization for Mississippi Valley State University and other...   more

Employment History


  • Ph.D.
  • bachelor of arts degree , sociology
    Davidson College
  • doctorate , sociology
    Duke University
  • master's degree , sociology
    Duke University
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ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) - William ..., 22 Aug 2015 [cached]
ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) - William B. Bynum will remain president at Mississippi Valley State University until at least June 30, 2019.
The State College Board approved a contract extension this week.
College Board members praised Bynum's achievements over the past two years, including a 165 percent increase in fundraising during the 2015 fiscal year.
They also credited Bynum with improvement enrollment which had declined during eight of the nine years before Bynum was hired in October of 2013.
Bynum, a native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, has worked in higher education for 25 years.
Bynum holds a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Davidson and a doctorate in the same discipline from Duke University.
College Board appoints Bynum ..., 9 Oct 2013 [cached]
College Board appoints Bynum as MVSU president
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The College Board unanimously voted Tuesday 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 be the seventh president of Mississippi Valley State University. I prepared for this, obviously, for my lifetime," said Bynum, who has been part of programs to prepare presidents for colleges that serve minority populations.
Shane Hooper, of Tupelo, the College Board member who led the search committee that chose the 51-year-old Bynum, said Bynum was the right person to reverse the declining number of students at Mississippi's smallest public university.
Bynum was chosen in a closed search as the sole finalist from among more than 70 applicants.
"Dr. Bynum was an effective leader at Morehouse," Wilson said in a statement issued by the College Board.
Besides stopping the school's sharp enrollment decline, Bynum will also have to unite a fractured alumni base and cultivate more donations.
College Board spokeswoman Caron Blanton said Bynum will start full-time on Nov. 6.
Bynum said he plans to attend this weekend's football game between Valley and Jackson State University to meet more of the university's supporters. He said he plans to meet with Rankins to coordinate a transition, with plans to write a more detailed plan of what he hopes to accomplish.
"The most exciting thing for folk to hear is I plan on living on campus from Day One," Bynum said. "I will be a highly visible and involved president."
Valley is building a new president's house, but Bynum said he would live in another faculty house on campus until it's complete. Oliver drew criticism for renting an apartment in Greenwood rather than living on the campus.
Bynum earlier worked at Lincoln University in southeastern Pennsylvania, and before that at Clark Atlanta University and at Davidson College in North Carolina. The sociologist earned his bachelor's degree from Davidson and his master's degree and doctorate from Duke University.
Tags: Clark Atlanta University, ..., 8 Oct 2014 [cached]
Tags: Clark Atlanta University, Davidson College, Deborah Elaine Bynum, Duke University, Durham Community College, Edgecombe Community College, education, Georgia Tech, higher education, Institution of Higher Learning, investiture, Lincoln University, Mississippi Valley State University, Morehouse College, NAFEO-Kellogg Leadership Fellows Program, Parents Council, President, William B. Bynum Jr.
ITTA BENA - William B. Bynum Jr., Ph.D., will be sworn in as the seventh president of Mississippi Valley State University on Oct. 17.
The investiture ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in the H.G. Carpenter Auditorium, and will include a formal procession of trustees, distinguished guests and faculty and staff, with a closed reception following the ceremony.
A native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Bynum earned his bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Davidson College while on a student-athlete scholarship. He went on to earn his master's degree and doctorate in sociology from Duke University while serving as a Duke Endowment Fellow.
Bynum was also a member of the inaugural class of the NAFEO-Kellogg Leadership Fellows Program, a year-long program, specifically designed to train the next generation of CEO's for minority serving institutions.
Prior to his appointment at MVSU, he served as the vice president for enrollment management and student services at Morehouse College, where he implemented the nationally acclaimed "Appropriate Attire" policy and Parents Council.
Prior to Morehouse, Bynum served as vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to Lincoln, Bynum served as the associate vice president and dean of students at Clark Atlanta University.
In addition to his enrollment management & student affairs background, Bynum has held research and teaching positions at Davidson, Duke, Georgia Tech and North Carolina's Durham and Edgecombe community colleges.
His publications include a co-authored article with Duke colleagues in the sociology journal Social Forces titled "Race and Formal Volunteering. A chapter titled "The Black Church in America: Demography and Current Trends" in the book Exploring the African American Experience (3rd edition) and a short story titled "For the Love of J-Ski" in the NASPA produced book Stories of Inspiration: Lessons and Laughter in Student Affairs.
Bynum is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Chi Alpha Epsilon, Rotary Club of Greenwood and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
AASCU New Presidents Academy, 15 Sept 2015 [cached]
- William Bynum, Mississippi Valley State University
Gov. Tate Reeves and William ..., 1 June 2015 [cached]
Gov. Tate Reeves and William Bynum, president of Mississippi Valley State University.
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