Mississippi Public Universities
Dr. William B. Bynum Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. William B. Bynum, Jr. is a career higher education professional, with a successful track record of enhancing student-administration relations, developing professional staff and enhancing overall student body enrollments. A veteran of 25+ years in higher education, Dr. Bynum has served as a vice president for the past 13 years.

Dr. Bynum has served as Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Services at Morehouse College (7/1/2009 - 6/30/2013) and Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management at Lincoln University, PA (8/1/2000 - 6/30/2009).

As Vice President at Morehouse and Lincoln, Dr. Bynum was responsible for supervision and oversight of the following offices: Admissions, Financial Aid & Scholarships, Public Safety, Athletics, Dean of Students and Campus Life, Student Activities, Health Services, Student Development and Assistance, Act 101/T.I.M.E. Program, Learning Resources Center, Judicial Affairs, Residence Life, Women's Center, Office of Minority Male Health, International Programs and Services, Campus Ministry, Upward Bound, Food Services, Student Government Association and student organizations. In addition, Dr. Bynum has served as the College/University's enrollment manager and has chaired a number of College/University-wide committees and task forces.

Immediately prior to the above, Dr. Bynum served as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students at Clark Atlanta University, supervising the day-to-day operations of similar offices he oversaw at Morehouse & Lincoln. Dr. Bynum began his higher education administrative career at Davidson, where he served as Assistant Dean of Students.

In addition to his administrative roles, Dr. Bynum has remained active in the classroom and has taught Leadership Studies and Sociology at Morehouse and served as the Covington Distinguished Professor of Sociology at his undergraduate alma mater, Davidson College. Dr. Bynum's other professional experience includes research and teaching positions at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Duke University and Durham and Edgecombe Community Colleges. Dr. Bynum has represented his institutions in numerous external programs and at professional conferences, while serving as a presenter or moderator.

Dr. Bynum has authored refereed articles in professional journals and presented papers with academic and social themes. Trained as a Quantitative Sociologist, Dr. Bynum still remains active in research and teaching. His research and teaching interests center around: (1) Race, Gender and Ethnicity, (2) Organizations, Markets and Work and (3) Black Church Studies. His most recent publications are: a co-authored paper with Duke colleagues in Social Forces, a chapter in a book entitled Exploring the African American Experience, and a story called "For the Love of J-Ski" in a NASPA published book, Stories of Inspiration: Lessons & Laughter in Student Affairs.

He was also inaugural member of the NAFEO-Kellogg Leadership Fellows Program, an initiative designed to prepare the next generation of leaders of minority-serving institutions. Dr. Bynum is a member of a number of professional organizations, Omicron Delta Kappa, Chi Alpha Epsilon, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and New Life Church of Decatur, GA.

A native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Dr. Bynum earned his bachelor of arts degree in sociology while a scholarship student-athlete at Davidson College and his masters and Ph.D. in sociology from Duke University while serving as a Duke Endowment Fellow.

Dr. Bynum is married to Deborah Elaine Bynum and they have six children, Tyrone (a student at Georgia State), Tyler (a student-athlete graduate of Truett-McConnell College), Chelsea (a junior at Clark Atlanta University and Army Reservist), Zack (a sophomore at Morehouse), Jordan (a junior in high school) and Jazz (a sophomore in high school).