Office of the President


mvsu president dr william b bynum jr

For over 60 years, Mississippi Valley State University has remained committed to its motto, “Live for Service.”  At MVSU, we are creating students that are capable and equipped to compete in a global society. We must continue to think beyond our campus borders to meet the needs of our region, state, country and the world. 

My vision for MVSU is to uplift six powerful words that are already deeply rooted in “The Valley” culture. The vision is ONE GOAL. ONE TEAM. ONE VALLEY.  The ONE GOAL is Student Success.  The ONE TEAM is University and Community Working Together.  And, the ONE VALLEY is students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends actively demonstrating School Pride and Spirituality that is second to none!

There’s no single social institution that does more for an individual, family or community than education.  Higher education has the ability to transform the lives of those who embrace it.  I have two favorite times of the year – new student orientation and commencement.  During new student orientation, we get to see the wide eyed students with their dreams and hopes laid out before them.  At commencement, we see the mature, talented graduates as they walk across the stage to receive their diploma and subsequently embark upon the world to become change agents in their various fields.  This is the realization of a dream for the student, their parents, community and the University. 

 At MVSU, we have a commitment to excellence that fosters the success of all students who enter our campus.  We embrace learners of all kinds – the traditional and the nontraditional student. 

MVSU has a tradition of creating thought leaders and public servants, from university presidents to researchers to educators to politicians to lawyers and doctors. Valley's economic impact is vital to the Mississippi Delta and we will continue to partner with community organizations.

As we continue to build this University on the “One Goal. One Team. One Valley” vision we will be an unstoppable force. Mississippi Valley State University will be recognized across the nation as a premier institution.

For us to meet this challenge, we need our students, alumni, community and employees working together to help us recruit, retain and graduate students, offer quality educational programs and raise funds to support the mission of the University.  

Now is the time to take MVSU to greater heights!