College Board appoints Bynum as MVSU president

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By Jeff Amy

Associated Press

JACKSON — The College Board has unanimously named William Bynum 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 Tuesday after meeting with students, faculty and alumni in Itta Bena.

College Board spokeswoman Caron Blanton says Bynum will start full-time on Nov. 6. He’ll make at least $205,000 a year, although Blanton says Higher Education Chancellor Hank Bounds is negotiating with Valley’s foundation to increase the salary with donations.

Bynum, 51, was chosen in a closed search as the sole finalist from among more than 70 applicants.

The College Board declined to renew Valley President Donna Oliver’s contract in 2012. Alfred Rankins Jr., the board’s associate commissioner for academic and student affairs, has been acting president.