Dixon Named VP of Business and Finance

joyce dixon_new VP Business and Finance 8.14.14Joyce A. Dixon’84 was recently appointed as Vice President of Business and Finance by Mississippi Valley State University President William B. Bynum Jr.
“Ms. Dixon has been a tremendous asset since my arrival at MVSU,” said Bynum.  “She has an impressive background, is thoroughly familiar with IHL and state financial regulations and guidelines, and will continue to lead the Office of Business and Finance with transparency and accuracy.”
Dixon, a Valley alumnus, has over 20 years of leadership experience in finance, where she has previously served as interim Vice President of Business and Finance at Valley.
“In the words of our motto, ‘Live for Service,’ I am grateful for the opportunity to serve MVSU as Vice President for Business and Finance,” said Dixon.
During her tenure at MVSU, Dixon has served in leadership roles including Assistant Vice President of Business and Finance, Director of Accounting/Comptroller, and Director of Accounts Payable. She has provided supervisory oversight for services and activities including accounts payable, cash disbursements, payroll, auxiliary services, student accounts, and purchasing.  Dixon has also been instrumental in the preparation of the annual budget, financial statements, and serves as a liaison with auditors and state agencies.
She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mississippi Valley State University and a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance from Mississippi State University.

Get your 2014-2015 HBCU Marching Band Calendar Today!

Battle of the Bands2It’s the Mac of the SWAC!

Mississippi Valley State University’s Mean Green Marching Machine is featured in the 2014-2015 Diverse Education’s HBCU Marching Band Calendar.

Calendars are on sale now for only $10.00.

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All donations will benefit the Unrestricted Scholarship Funds at MVSU.

For additional information or to purchase your calendar(s) today, please contact the Office of University Advancement

by calling 662-254-3790 or via email at giving@mvsu.edu.

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Go V-State!

MVSU President set to visit the windy city

V_State logoMississippi Valley State University’s seventh president, Dr. William B. Bynum, Jr., is slated to visit Chicago, IL on August 22, 2014.  This momentous event will take place from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the McArthur’s Restaurant (5412 West Madison Street) in Chicago, IL.

All MVSU Alumni & Friends of the Valley in the Midwest Area (Chicago, Detroit, Gary, St. Louis, Milwaukee, etc.) are encouraged to attend. To R.S.V.P. or for additional information, please contact Mr. Ralph Nash-President of the Chicago Area Alumni Chapter by calling 630-661-0736 or via email at ralphmerry@comcast.net.

Dr. Johnny Jones’96 Installed as President of Little Tribal Priest College

john jones_tribal collegeWinnebago, NE – Dr. Johnny D. Jones was inaugurated as the 15th President of Little Priest Tribal College on June 14, 2014.  This was the first presidential inauguration that Little Priest Tribal College performed as it is a new ceremony to Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU’s).    Little Priest Tribal College students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends as well as the Winnebago Tribal Chairman were in attendance to commemorate this event.

 Dr. Jones was welcomed and received the Charge to the President by Winnebago Tribal Chairman John Blackhawk.  Christopher Stockdale, Academic Dean, provided the Commitment from the Faculty.  Dr.Dorris Robinson- Gardner, Division of Graduate Studies at Jackson State University, eloquently delivered Words of Encouragement.  President Jones delivered a keynote address in which he spoke to the challenges and opportunities that Little Priest Tribal College will face as well as imagining a new era of growth, fiscal stability and sustainability.

Inauguration Events included a Community Open House and Barbeque, a Scholarship Golf Tournament and the Inaugural Banquet.  The events were all well attended by the community and outside supporters of Little Priest Tribal College.  This historic celebration included distinguished delegates from colleges and universities from across the country.

 For photos of the inaugural events, click here.


Help Support MVSU Football!

Rick Comegy2Dearest Alumni and Friends of Valley Football:

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and those alumni and friends of football who donated their time and funds so we could complete our recruiting effort. I’m hoping that we are able to use the funds left over to round out our equipment needs.

Please read the Friends of MVSU Football Support Letter, which lists items I feel we need in our program. I thought it best to list all of our needs so you have the opportunity to see our needs and assist, if willing.

Please make your tax-deductible gift payable to Mississippi Valley State University, in the memo section indicate Friends of MVSU Football, and mail to:

 MVSU Department of Athletics

14000 Hwy. 82 W

MVSU Box 7246

Itta Bena, MS 38941

 Or click “Donate Now”  to make your contribution online.


Thank you in advance for your support of our students and the Mississippi Valley State University Department of Athletics! If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact me by calling 662-254-3550 or via email me at rick.comegy@mvsu.edu.”

Please click here to read the Friends of MVSU Football Support Letter.



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