Bynum Appointed Chair of NCAA Advisory Group

June 3, 2016

Dr. William Bynum, president of Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU), has been named chair of the NCAA Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Limited-Resource Institutions Academic Advisory Group.

This group serves in an advisory capacity to the Committee on Academic Performance (CAP) on policy-related issues. The formation of this group is based on an in-depth examination of Academic Performance Rate trends indicating that a higher proportion of HBCU and other LRI teams are subject to Academic Performance Program penalties.

“As a former collegiate student-athlete, I believe I have a unique perspective and can offer needed insight on a number of issues that are impacting HBCUs & Limited Resource Institutions (LRIs),” said Bynum. “Teaming with Dr. Bernard Franklin and Wendy Walters, both NCAA administrators, I believe this group is poised to be a viable voice and champion for HBCUs & LRIs and their student-athletes. I am excited to continue building upon the work completed by Dr. Harold Martin, former chair and chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University; and committee members.”

Bynum also serves as a member of the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee.