MVSU HOSTS ANNUAL FACULTY AND STAFF INSTITUTE
NURTURING CHANGE: TEAM BUILDING, MOTIVATION, AND DIVERSITY
Mississippi Valley State University will hold its Fall Faculty and Staff Institute on Wednesday, August 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the W.A. Butts Social Science Auditorium. The keynote speaker, Dr. Derrick Greenfield, is Director of Diversity and Equity Engagement/Assistant Professor of Sociology at Alcorn State University. Dr. Greenfield has been named six times to the list of Who's Who Among America's Teachers and received Faculty of the Year honors in his previous position at Shaw University. His innovative course, "Hip-Hop and American Society," has been featured twice in Source Magazine. He also spent seven years as an award-winning youth worker in inner-city Chicago and is a nationally recognized motivational speaker and diversity consultant.
Dr. Greenfield received his bachelor's and master's degrees in sociology from Northwestern University, earned his Doctor of Education degree from Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa, and is currently conducting research towards his Ph.D. in Cultural Studies at the University of Washington.
“As the university reflects on its accomplishments and instills a renewed sense of academic excellence for MVSU students, I look forward to putting this year’s theme, Nurturing Change: Team Building, Motivation and Diversity to action,” Oliver said.
During the Fall Faculty and Staff Institute, President Oliver will sign and adopt the mitigation plan which has been approved by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Public Hearing for the final phase of the university obtaining official designation as a Disaster Resistant University through the Federal Emergency Management Agency was Monday, August 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the William Sutton Administration Building, Auditorium - Room 108.
Initially created by the state legislature in 1946 to train teachers for rural and elementary schools in the Mississippi Delta, Mississippi Valley State University is one of eight state supported institutions for higher education in the state of Mississippi’s consortium of Institutions for Higher Learning (IHL). It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Associations of Colleges and Schools and serves nearly 3,000 students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees.