Jackson State University alum Dr. Howard O. Gibson has been selected as Mississippi Valley State University’s Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management and Diversity.
As Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management and Diversity, Gibson will the vice president for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management and Diversity with overseeing the operations of the 11 units within Student Affairs.
“The Office of Student Affairs is a learner-centered Division focused on providing quality programs and services that support the mission of the university and enhance the intellectual, social and emotional development of our students,” says Dr. Jerald Jones Adley, MVSU vice president for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management and Diversity. “We are very fortunate and excited to have someone with his background and educational experience.”
Prior to Mississippi Valley State University, Gibson served as the executive assistant to the chancellor at Baton Rouge Community College in Baton Rouge, La.
Other previous positions include business development specialist/instructor in the Title III Program at Hinds Community College – Utica Campus and interim vice president for Academic Affairs, associate vice president for Academic Affairs, and dean of the School of Business at Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock, Ark.
“Not only am I excited to have the opportunity to work at Mississippi Valley State University but also to return home to the state of Mississippi,” says Gibson. “It is my aspiration to continue the passion and integrity that Dr. Adley has set for the division. I want students to become engaged at MVSU through participation in clubs and organizations, sports, leadership opportunities, and a plethora of other programs provided under the umbrella of Student Affairs.”
Gibson is a 1994 graduate of W.H. Lanier High School in Jackson, Miss. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Jackson State University in 1998. He later received a Master of Business Administration in 2000 and the Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Higher Education in 2008.