President Bynum among University leaders who receive Seven Seals Award

Seven Seals Award (1)Jackson State University President Dr. William B. Bynum Jr. was one of ten University leaders who the Seven Seals Award at the Board of Trustees meeting held in Jackson on Thursday, Nov. 16.

The Award was presented by the Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (MSESGR) in recognition of significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission. Major General Janson D. Boyles, Adjutant General of Mississippi, presented the awards.

MSESGR is a Department of Defense office that is led and operated by dedicated volunteers and staff. Its mission is to gain and maintain employer support for the Guard and Reserve. The organization has more than 70 volunteers across the state and reaches out to employers and service members in areas such as employer outreach, military outreach, public affairs, mediation, training, and employment initiative programs.

General Janson D. Boyles, Adjutant General of Mississippi, presents the Seven Seals Award to university leaders.

Pictured left to right are:

  •  President Al Rankins, Alcorn State University
  •  President Bill LaForge, Delta State University
  •  President William B. Bynum, Jr., Jackson State University
  •  President Mark Keenum, Mississippi State University
  •  Major General Janson D. Boyles, Adjutant General of Mississippi
  •  Dr. Tim Lea, Director of Veteran Services, Copiah-Lincoln Community College
  •  President Jim Borsig, Mississippi University for Women
  •  President Jerryl Briggs, Mississippi Valley State University
  •  Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter, University of Mississippi
  •  President Rodney Bennett, The University of Southern Mississippi