Vice President for Academic Affairs


Dr. Constance G. Bland
Vice President of Academic Affairs
A.A, Coahoma Junior College
B.A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Mississippi




Dr. Bland has given 25 years of service to MVSU and has actively demonstrated her passion and commitment for the University and its faculty, students and staff.  She has established a great working relationship with the community and is well respected.  Under her leadership, Dr. Bland helped MCIS receive grants to enhance the quality of STEM education and retention at MVSU, a graphing calculators grant, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Odyssey I, Odyssey II  and Odyssey III Scholarship grant, NSF CSEMS grant, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) GIS/Remote Sensing grant and the NASA PACE grant. She's responsible for developing Valley's first Women in Science and Technology Conference (WIST) designed to encourage young girls in grades 7th through 12th to consider majoring in STEM disciplines. 

 Dr. Bland holds an associate's degree in mathematics from Coahoma Junior College.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics, Bachelor of Science in computer science, master's degree in computer science and doctoral degree in computer engineering from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss.

 An accomplished researcher, Dr. Bland has authored and co-authored several publications - Using Alice to Decrease Attrition in CS1, Road Map for Teaching Introductory Programming Using LEGO Mindstorms Robots, Java Resources for Computer Science Instruction and Distance Education: What is appropriate, What is not and Agents, Profiles, Learning Styles and Tutors.

Dr. Bland’s philosophy is echoed in her work ethic. “Students at MVSU are brilliant beyond reasons that we can fully explain or understand. Their intelligence needs to be focused in the academic arena so they can soar to heights that they can only phantom in their wildest imagination. This is the call of Academic Affairs here at Mississippi Valley State University!”

Contact Information:
Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs,
Box 7297, Itta Bena, MS 38941-1400

Office Location:
William Sutton Building, 4th Floor, Office #435

Telephone: (662) 254-3800
Office Fax: (662) 254-3874