MVSU Alum Charles Vaughn says an “Advanced Degree Is ‘Major Ingredient For Success’ In Dallas”

Charles VaughnThey work to bridge the gap between the citizens of the City of Dallas and the police department. They also work to build successful relationships with local businesses.

“We assess the needs of the community and address quality of life issues,” said Vaughn.

“‘Chief On The Beat’ is an ongoing community engagement initiative where we bring local businesses like health and public safety vendors, for the public to see what services are available to them,” said Vaughn.

“Volunteering is a valuable element,” said Vaughn, who originally offered to help out at a community engagement event. Because of his positive attitude and willing spirit, he was soon offered the position of community engagement officer.

“I don’t have a specific beat; I go where there is a need. I handle topics like drug awareness, anti-bullying, identify theft, theft, burglary and robbery prevention, holiday safety, banking safety, suspicious activity awareness and 911 education,” said Vaughn.

Vaughn earned a bachelor’s in speech communications from Mississippi Valley State University with a minor in vocal music education.

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About MVSU Alumni

Mississippi Valley State University, as a Carnegie Classified Master's University, provides comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs in education, the arts and sciences, and professional studies. The University is driven by its commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, service, and research--a commitment resulting in a learner-centered environment that prepares critical thinkers, exceptional communicators, and service-oriented, engaged, and productive citizens. MVSU is fundamentally committed to positively impacting the quality of life and creating extraordinary educational opportunities for the Mississippi Delta and beyond.

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