Organizational Chart & Mission
The mission of the Delta Research and Cultural Institute (DRCI) is to enhance the capacity of Mississippi Valley State University to promote enlightened development in the Mississippi Delta. The DRCI strives to crystallize ways of thinking about both the problems that beset the Delta region of Mississippi and the viability of competing alternative solutions that have been proposed to address problems. DRCI seeks to fulfill this mission by engaging faculty, students and community leaders in action focused research and reflection to describe the life chances of and socio-economic concerns confronting Delta residents. It is our expectation that such descriptions can be used to inform public discourse and lead to progressive public policies that promote sustained political, social and economic development.