William Bynum Jr. Bio, Wiki
Dr. William B. Bynum Jr., is a higher education professional who was unanimously selected to be the 11th president of Jackson State University by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board on May 31st, 2017 according to his bio on JSU website. Before joining the Jackson State University family, Bynum served four years as president of Mississippi Valley State University.
He is in the spotlight after being arrested over the weekend for allegedly trying to solicit a prostitute, police said. His biography on the Jackson State University website said his personal and professional motto is, “Look back and thank God. Look forward and trust God. Look around and serve God. Look within and find God.”
William Bynum Jr. Age
He is currently 57 years old.
William Bynum Jr. Education
Bynum Jr. is a native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Davidson College while on a student-athlete scholarship. While at Davidson, he also minored in education and passed the National Teachers Examination. He is licensed and certified to teach social studies and math in North Carolina and Georgia. Bynum went on to earn his master’s and Ph.D. in sociology from Duke University while serving as a Duke Endowment Fellow.
Bynum Jr. was also a member of the inaugural class of the National Association For Equal Opportunity-Kellogg Leadership Fellows Program, a year-long program specifically designed to train the next generation of presidents and chancellors for minority-serving institutions, which was led by then-President Dr. Frederick Humphries, Chairman Dr. Joe Johnson, and Executive Director Dr. Arthur Thomas. As part of the program, Bynum “shadowed” Dr. Harold Martin, then Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University and now Chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University.
William Bynum Jr. JSU President
Bynum Jr. was unanimously selected to be the 11th president of Jackson State University by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board on May 31st, 2017. Before joining the Jackson State University family, Bynum served four years as president of Mississippi Valley State University.
William Bynum Jr. Wife (Deborah Elaine Bynum), Children
According to the JSU website, Bynum describes himself as a God-loving, God-fearing man. He is married to Deborah Elaine Bynum, a manager and 38-year employee with AT&T and the two are proud parents of six children – Tyrone (a student at Columbia University); Tyler (a student-athlete graduate of Truett-McConnell College); Chelsea (a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and an Army reservist); Zack (a graduate of Morehouse College and master’s graduate of Georgia Tech); Jordan and Jazz (a junior at Georgia State University).
16 Persons Who Charged in the Prostitution Sting Include
- William Bynum Jr., 57, Procuring Services of a Prostitute, False Statement of Identity, and Simple Possession of Marijuana.
- Shonda McCarthy, 46, Procuring Services of a Prostitute and Possession of Marijuana while Operating a Motor Vehicle.
- Holly Ann Wheaton, 35, Prostitution
- Steve Hampton, 57: Promoting Prostitution, Possession of Crack Cocaine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Anthony Bowman, 48, Procuring Services of a Prostitute
- Fredrick Robinson, age 41, Promoting Prostitution
- Sierra Case, age 23, Prostitution
- Sheena Stanford, 35, Promoting Prostitution
- Taylor Ducre, 30, Prostitution and Possession of Cocaine
- Eric Jackson, 34, Promoting Prostitution
- Naketa Williams, 37, Prostitution
- Rosella Brown, 25, Prostitution
- Alexis Miller, 23, Conspiracy to Promote Prostitution
- Temeela Palmer, 31, Prostitution and Conspiracy to Promote Prostitution
- Joseph Jones, 30, Conspiracy to Promote Prostitution
- Jesus Porrata, 31, Promoting Prostitution