Dr. Jerryl Briggs Named Mississippi Valley State University President

Memo to Faculty & Staff
Thank you for all you do for Mississippi Valley State University. I am pleased to share with you that the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning has selected Dr. Jerryl Briggs as the next President of Mississippi Valley State University.

Dr. Briggs has served as Acting President of the University since June 15 and previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, so you know him well. You are all familiar with his many accomplishments and accolades. You are also aware of his exceptional leadership skills and the heart he has for the university and particularly the students.

This campus is on a good trajectory. Enrollment is solid and the university is in good financial shape. I am confident that, with the wealth of experience he brings to the position, Dr. Briggs will provide both stability in the office and a vision for where the university can go.

He has been an integral part of the leadership team for the past few years and will provide the leadership necessary to build on the current momentum of the university. Dr. Briggs is an asset to the university and the system and I look forward to working with him to advance the Delta and our state.

Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White is Director of Digital Strategy for the Tom Joyner Foundation, a writer and editor.