Vice President of Student Affairs

Jacqueline D. Gibson, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs

B.S., English Mississippi Valley State University
M.S., University of Akron in Ohio - Communication
Ed. D., University of Akron in Ohio - Higher Education



Jacqueline Gibson earned a Bachelor’s in English in ‘91 from Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU), a Master’s (‘94) and Doctorate (‘98) from the University of Akron in Communication and Higher Education respectively.

Dr. Gibson began her career in Higher Education in ‘99 - teaching English, Speech, and Communication. In 2000, she taught in Georgia State University’s Department of Communication and later moved to Director of the McNair TRIO Program, until 2006. She then became Director of Learning Resource Center at Lincoln University until 2008, and was promoted to Director of Student Life. In 2008, she was promoted to Dean of Students/Director of Student Life at Lincoln until 2012. In 2012-2013, she served at Kentucky State University as Assistant Vice President of Student Engagement and is currently Vice President of Student Affairs at MVSU.

Dr. Gibson’s professional development includes NASPA/SACSA Mid-Manager’s Institute, ACE’s Women’s Leadership Forum, Peer Review Evaluator for Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, President of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Leadership Class, and member of the National Council of Negro Women.


Mission Statement

The Division of Student Affairs, in collaboration with other University departments and external constituents, is a learner- and student-centered unit that supports the University’s academic programs by engaging and empowering students in a holistic learning environment through diverse, intellectual, ethical, spiritual, and social programming designed to foster growth and development as they prepare for advanced education and professional careers.

H. G. Carpenter Auditorium
Student Affairs Suite
14000 Hwy 82 W
Box 7267
Itta Bena, MS 38941-1400

Telephone: 662-254-3636
Fax: 662-254-3430