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Some MVSU Alumni Oppose Bynum Nomination for Presidency

JACKSON Miss.—Some Mississippi Valley State University alumni are complaining about the nomination of William Bynum to be the university’s next president.

Roosevelt Yarbrough, president of Valley’s alumni association, says he wants the school to be led by an alumnus, and says he’s worried that Bynum doesn’t have any experience working for public universities.

College Board officials announced Bynum was their sole finalist last week. Tuesday, he’s supposed to meet with university groups, with trustees then voting on naming him.

Bynum was vice president of enrollment and student services at Morehouse College, but took a leave of absence from the historically Black all-male college after a new president took over. Bynum says the friendly split came because the new president had a different vision for the institution.

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