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. Jackson State enrolls about 7,500 undergraduates and 2,300 graduate students. Total enrollments at Mississippi Valley State University are 2,300.
Before being named president of Mississippi Valley State University in October 2013, Dr. Bynum was vice president for enrollment management and student services at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Earlier in his career, he was the Covington Distinguished Professor of Sociology and assistant dean of students at Davidson College in North Carolina. He also served as dean of students at Clark Atlanta University.
Dr. Bynum is a graduate of Davidson College and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from Duke University.
A video of the announcement of William B. Bynum as the preferred candidate for the presidency of Jackson State University can be seen below.