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MVSU celebrates the inauguration of its eighth president Dr. Jerryl Briggs, Sr.

Mississippi Valley State University capped off its 2018 Founder’s Week with the installation installation of its eighth president, Dr. Jerryl Briggs, Sr. source: MVSU Mississippi Valley State University capped off its 2018 Founder’s Week with the installation installation of its eighth president, Dr. Jerryl Briggs, Sr. source: MVSU
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Mississippi Valley State University capped off its 2018 Founder’s Week with the installation installation of its eighth president, Dr. Jerryl Briggs, Sr.

Faculty, students, alumni, community members and higher education officials from across the state and nation gathered in MVSU’s Walter Roberts Auditorium Friday morning for the historic occasion.

During the investiture ceremony, Briggs was formally invested with the responsibility and authority as president of MVSU by Commissioner of Higher Education Glenn F. Boyce and President of the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning C.D. Smith Jr.

During his inaugural address, Briggs accepted the charge and said he considers it a privilege to serve the University.

“It is indeed a blessing for me and my family to be here standing before you as the eighth president of Mississippi Valley State University,” he said.

“I’d like to thank Commissioner Boyce, Board President C.D. Smith and other board members here today for entrusting in me this opportunity and having the confidence in me to serve. I also want to thank the Valley family for sharing that confidence as well. You all have embraced me from day one, and it has truly been a blessing.”

Noting the University’s humble beginnings in 1950, Briggs said he plans to continue building upon the University’s commitment and dedication to academic excellence. 

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