ITTA BENA, Miss. (WTOK) - The Mississippi Valley State University Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Jerryl Briggs to be acting president as it searches for a new leader. Dr. William Bynum was recently hired to serve as president of Jackson State.
Briggs currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer at the university. the job has direct oversight for the operational well-being of the university, assessing the university needs through formal structures and constant contact and involvement with all constituents of the university.
Briggs earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry education from Xavier University of Louisiana, his Master of Arts degree in human relations and supervision from Louisiana Tech University, and both an Educational Specialist degree in higher education administration and doctorate in educational policy, planning and leadership from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. He also completed Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management program.