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Jerryl Briggs Named Acting President of Mississippi Valley State University

Jerryl Briggs Named Acting President of Mississippi Valley State University

Dr. Briggs has been serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Mississippi Valley State University. Earlier, Dr. Briggs was vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

In Memoriam: William A. Butts, 1933-2017

In Memoriam: William A. Butts, 1933-2017

Dr. Butts taught at Mississippi Valley State University and Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. In 1975, he was named the eleventh president of Kentucky State University.

State Board Names Its Preferred Candidate for President of Jackson State University

State Board Names Its Preferred Candidate for President of Jackson State University

The board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning in Mississippi announced that it has selected William B. Bynum, current president of Mississippi Valley State University, as the “preferred candidate” to be the next president of Jackson State University.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Thew new appointees are Nathan Stephens at the University of Illinois, Jolene Lane at the University of Akron, Denise Stephens at Washington University, Nathan Cochran at Philander Smith College, Alex Granderson at Mississippi Valley State, Shai L. Butler at the College of St. Rose, and Johnnie Westbrook at Kentucky State.

In Memoriam: Lennette Johnson Ivy, 1953-2016

In Memoriam: Lennette Johnson Ivy, 1953-2016

Professor Ivy joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi in 1990. She served as clinical supervisor in speech pathology, an assistant and associate professor, and chair of the department of communication sciences and disorders.

More Good News on Enrollments at Historically Black Universities

More Good News on Enrollments at Historically Black Universities

Hampton University, Mississippi Valley State University, Dillard University, Alcorn State University, Kentucky State University, Bethune-Cookman University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Xavier University have all reported impressive gains in enrollments.

A New Master's Degree Program at Mississippi Valley State University

A New Master’s Degree Program at Mississippi Valley State University

Historically Black Mississippi Valley State University has announced that is it offering a new master’s degree program in sports administration. Students will have the option of a concentration in international sports, intercollegiate sports, or sport leadership.

Mississippi Valley State University to Offer a New Concentration in Sound Recording Technology

Mississippi Valley State University to Offer a New Concentration in Sound Recording Technology

The new concentration aims to prepare students for careers as recording technicians, mixing engineers, live sound recorders, recording studio entrepreneurs, and other entertainment industry occupations.

Mississippi Valley State University Debuts Retention Program Aimed at Sophomores

Mississippi Valley State University Debuts Retention Program Aimed at Sophomores

The new initiative includes the assignment of mentors as “success coaches” for all second-year students. Workshops are held every two weeks and sophomores are given leadership training, community service opportunities, and academic support.

Five Black Women Scholars Appointed to New Posts

Five Black Women Scholars Appointed to New Posts

Taking on new roles are Melissa Gilliam at the University of Chicago, June Manning Thomas at the University of Michigan, Yolanda Banks Anderson at North Carolina Central University, Cynthia A. Nance at the University of Arkansas, and Tomisha Brock at Mississippi Valley State University.

Mississippi Valley State University to Offer New Master's Degree in Convergent Journalism

Mississippi Valley State University to Offer New Master’s Degree in Convergent Journalism

Convergent journalism includes text, audio, and visual communication that can be accessed by consumers on demand. Mississippi Valley State says there are only nine other similar programs nationwide that will be offered this fall.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

HBCU Uses Funds Earned Through Its Campus Recycling Efforts for Book Scholarships

HBCU Uses Funds Earned Through Its Campus Recycling Efforts for Book Scholarships

For all of 2014, Mississippi Valley State University collected more than 85,000 pounds of recycled materials. In just the last six months of 2015, the university recycled nearly 50,000 pounds of materials. The money generated from recycling helps students pay for textbooks.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Mississippi Valley State University Forms Partnership With a Community College

Mississippi Valley State University Forms Partnership With a Community College

Under the agreement, Mississippi Valley State University will begin to offer classes on the Coahoma Community College campus, about one hour away from the university’s main campus in Itta Bena.

Jackson State University More Than Doubles Its Endowment

Jackson State University More Than Doubles Its Endowment

Recently, the state of Mississippi transferred $24.3 million to Jackson State University, making good on an agreement reached in the 2001 settlement of a desegregation suit. This allocation more than doubles the university’s total endowment.

Mississippi Valley State University Adds Two Academic Programs

Mississippi Valley State University Adds Two Academic Programs

The new academic programs are pre-law/legal studies and general studies. Also, the concentrations of political science and public administration have been consolidated into one program known as government and politics.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Good News! Enrollments Are Up at Some HBCUs

Good News! Enrollments Are Up at Some HBCUs

While some historically Black colleges and universities have seen significant enrollment declines in recent years, there has been good news on enrollments at many of the nation’s HBCUs.

Mississippi Valley State University Teams Up With the University of New Mexico

Mississippi Valley State University Teams Up With the University of New Mexico

Historically Black Mississippi Valley State University has entered into a partnership agreement with the University of New Mexico. Under the agreement students from the two universities will be able to participate in a cultural exchange program.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

A Mississippi Woman's Long Journey From Janitor to the Pinnacle of Higher Education

A Mississippi Woman’s Long Journey From Janitor to the Pinnacle of Higher Education

Yolanda Jones was a college dropout. She enrolled in the Academic Second Chance program at Jackson State University and worked as a janitor to support herself as she pursued a bachelor’s degree. Now she has received a doctorate in urban higher education.

The New Provost at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology

The New Provost at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Since June 2014, Dr. Joseph Martin Stevenson has served as vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer at the school. He previously served as provost at Mississippi Valley State University and Jackson State University.

William Bynum of Mississippi Valley State Awarded Contract Extension

William Bynum of Mississippi Valley State Awarded Contract Extension

William B. Bynum was named the seventh president of Mississippi Valley State University in October 2013. Now the state governing board has praised Dr. Bynum’s performance and extended his contract through June 2019.

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Six Black Scholars

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Six Black Scholars

The appointees are Na’ilah Nasir at the University of California, Berkeley, Newtona Johnson at Middle Tennessee State, Teshome Alemneh at Indiana University, Genyre Henry Boston at Florida A&M, Veronica Cohen at Mississippi Valley State, and Artika R. Tyner at the University of Saint Thomas.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Five African Americans Appointed to New University Administrative Positions

Five African Americans Appointed to New University Administrative Positions

The appointees are Delbert T. Foster at South Carolina State, Alta Mauro at New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus, Willie James Young Jr. at Mississippi Valley State, Lotoya Battle-Brown at Rutgers University-Newark, and Dennis A. Mitchell at Columbia University.

Black Enrollments at State Universities in Mississippi

Black Enrollments at State Universities in Mississippi

There are 3,285 African Americans enrolled at the University of Mississippi this fall. They make up 14.2 percent of the total enrollments. Blacks make up 37.4 percent of the state’s population.

The New Chief Academic Officer at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology

The New Chief Academic Officer at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Joseph Martin Stevenson is the new vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer at the private graduate school devoted exclusively to the study of psychology and the behavioral sciences. He is the author or co-author of 13 books.

New Administrative Posts for Nine African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Nine African Americans in Higher Education

The new administrative appointees are Joyce A. Dixon, Yohuru Williams, Selina B. Kohn, Milyon Trulove, Denisha L. Hendricks, Destinee Waiters, Mathwon Howard, Lamont Hinson, and Gregory Harris.

Johnny Jones Is the New President of Little Priest Tribal College in Nebraska

Johnny Jones Is the New President of Little Priest Tribal College in Nebraska

Johnny D. Jones was vice president for student affairs and diversity at Mississippi Valley State University and earlier was executive vice president and chief academic officer at Arkansas Baptist College.

Mississippi Valley State University Inks Agreement With University in Kazakhstan

Mississippi Valley State University Inks Agreement With University in Kazakhstan

Mississippi Valley State University has announced that it has received approval to develop a dual degree program in several education fields with Kazakhstan State Women’s Teacher Training University.