- Associated Press - Saturday, October 22, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - In a story Oct. 22 about pay increases for public university presidents, The Associated Press erroneously reported the presidents of two universities. William Bynum Jr. is president of Mississippi Valley State University, not Alcorn State University. Al Rankins Jr. is president of Alcorn State University, not Mississippi Valley State University.

A corrected version of the story is below:

4 Mississippi university leaders get $10,000-a-year raises

The College Board is giving raises to presidents of four public universities. Minutes show the board approved $10,000 pay increases in closed session in September for the presidents of Alcorn State University, Delta State University, Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi Valley State University.

The College Board is giving raises to presidents of 4 public universities

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The College Board is giving raises to presidents of four public universities.

Minutes show the board approved $10,000 pay increases in closed session in September for the presidents of Alcorn State University, Delta State University, Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi Valley State University.

Each raise was effective Oct. 1.

College Board spokeswoman Caron Blanton says each man now receives $215,000 a year in state funds, plus additional funds raised privately by university foundations. With varying supplements, the presidents are paid the following amounts each year:

-$250,000 for Alcorn State President Al Rankins Jr.

-$243,875 for Delta State President Bill LaForge.

-$245,000 for MUW President Jim Borsig

-$225,000 for MVSU President William Bynum Jr.

All eight university presidents are under contract until 2019.


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