Dr. Jerryl Briggs was named president after serving as Acting President of the University since June 15, according to a press release from Mississippi Public Universities. Briggs previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
“Mississippi Valley State University is on an upward trajectory,” said Trustee Shane Hooper, Chair of the Mississippi Valley State University Board Search Committee. “Dr. Briggs has played an integral role in creating this momentum on campus and we have full confidence that, under his leadership, this will continue.”