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Jerryl Briggs Appointed as Executive Vice President at MVSU

December 10, 2013

Mississippi Valley State University President William B. Bynum Jr. announces the appointment of Dr. Jerryl Briggs as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer at Mississippi Valley State University. Dr. Briggs brings over 25 years of professional experience in higher education administration.


Most recently, he served as vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Central State University in Ohio. Prior to Central State University, he has held various positions within higher education administration, including serving for ten years at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania as vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, and dean of students. He has also held positions at Clark Atlanta University, the College of William and Mary, Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois.


“Dr. Briggs has always acted in a professional manner and has maintained strong ethical standards,” said John W. Garland, president emeritus of Central State University. “During my tenure in the presidency of Central State, he has proven to be a valuable member of the executive staff and I had the utmost confidence in his ability and unwavering dedication to our students and the broader higher education profession.”


He has received several honors, including the Outstanding Service Award from Clark Atlanta University, and the Student Affairs Administrator of the Year Award from Lincoln University. Dr. Briggs also serves as a board member and national advisor for the Community Foundation for Financial Literacy based in Atlanta, Ga. and Cure Our Nation Organization, based in Washington, D.C. Dr. Briggs has also authored a chapter regarding Greek life in Brown, Parks, and Phillips’ African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision, 2012.


 Dr. Briggs is a longtime member of several professional organizations, including the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), American College Personnel Association (ACPA), National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP), Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) and Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I). An avid supporter of HBCU’s, he has also presented professional workshops that addressed the topic, “Student Success at HBCUs” at various conferences.


“Institutions like Mississippi Valley State University are most dear to my heart,” said Dr. Briggs.  “They have been a part of my life, both educationally and professionally.  I deeply value our history, mission and experiences, and we must assure future generations have these same opportunities on our campuses.  I also value our commitment to diversity and inclusion, realizing that all individuals who seek a top quality higher education can get that at institutions like ours."


Dr. Briggs earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry education from Xavier University of Louisiana, a Master of Arts degree in human relations and supervision from Louisiana Tech University and Doctorate of Education degree in educational policy, planning and leadership - higher education from the College of William and Mary. He also completed Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management program.