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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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Tags: Accelerating Academic Success Program, ..., 30 Oct 2014 [cached]
Tags: Accelerating Academic Success Program, athlete, athletics, Dianthia Ford-Kee, education, higher education, Institution of Higher Learning, Mississippi Valley State University, NCAA, public university, Sherese Parker, sports, student-athlete, Student-Athlete Academic Success Program, William B. Bynum
Their primary purpose for attending MVSU is to earn an undergraduate degree," said Dr. William B. Bynum, MVSU President.
Bynum inaugurated as MVSU ..., 18 Oct 2014 [cached]
Bynum inaugurated as MVSU president Images Dr. William Bynum Jr.
Dr. William Bynum Jr.
The ceremony for William Bynum, Jr., 52, was held today on the school's campus in Itta Bena.
Bynum was announced as the president of the university in October of 2013.
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.
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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.
College Board likes ..., 3 Oct 2013 [cached]
College Board likes Bynum for MVSU president
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - William Bynum says that if he's named president of Mississippi Valley State University, his goal is to reverse the decline of the state's smallest public university.
"I'm there to make sure I turn things around, that we get the university on a very solid footing," Bynum told reporters in a phone interview Thursday, after he was announced as the College Board's preferred candidate for the post.
Bynum, 51, most recently vice president of enrollment management and student services of Atlanta's Morehouse College, was chosen privately by the College Board after a months-long search. Officials said they examined more than 70 applications. A campus search advisory committee submitted names to the board, which then made selections and held two rounds of interviews.
Bynum will visit the Itta Bena campus to meet with faculty, students and other groups Tuesday. The College Board will vote on Bynum's appointment after those sessions.
He'll have a tough assignment - reverse falling enrollment, unite a fractious alumni base, and raise money for the state's youngest university.
Bynum said that his "first and foremost" priority would be to boost the number of students by focusing on high schools that have traditionally sent students to Valley, expanding recruitment to areas with growing numbers of high school graduates and using financial aid to bolster recruitment in new territory.
Bynum said his second priority is holding on to students already at Valley, making sure they stay in school and graduate. He listed his third area of focus as unifying alumni and other community members behind the university. Valley has been plagued by a split between its alumni association and foundation leadership, with both often criticizing the College Board for neglecting the school.
"In order to be a strong institution, the alumni have to play a very strong role," Bynum said, adding they're needed to help recruit new students, mentor current ones, and donate money.
Before working at Morehouse, the nation's only all-male historically black institution, Bynum worked at Lincoln University, a historically black institution in Pennsylvania, and at Clark Atlanta University and Davidson College. Bynum was one of the first 13 members in 2003 of a program meant to prepare future presidents for colleges and universities that serve minority populations.
Bynum said he's already talked to people at Morehouse and the other schools where he has worked about joining him at Valley.
A native of Rocky Mount, N.C., he earned a bachelor's degree at Davidson and master's and doctoral degrees at Duke University, all in sociology.
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