Dr. William B. Bynum, Jr., a career higher education professional, is the Vice President for Student Services at Morehouse College. A native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Dr. Bynum earned his A.B. (bachelors) in sociology at Davidson College, where he was a scholarship student-athlete. Dr. Bynum earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Duke University, where he was a four-year Duke Endowment Fellow.
As Vice President for Student Services at Morehouse, Dr. Bynum is responsible for supervision and oversight of the following offices: Dean of Student Services, Intercollegiate Athletics, Career Services, Counseling and Disability Services, Health Services, Housing and Residence Life, International Student Services, Intramural and Recreational Sports, Student Conduct/Judicial Affairs, Student Life and Development, the Student Government Association, CASA (Campus Alliance for Student Activities), Greek Life/Fraternities and other student organizations on campus.
Prior to joining Morehouse, Dr. Bynum served as the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Lincoln University (PA) from August 2000 to June 2009, where he supervised the above offices as well as Admissions, Financial Aid, Learning Resource Center, Registration and Records, Student Support Services, Public Safety and Security, Religious Life/University Chaplain, Upward Bound, Office of Minority Male Health/Men’s Center and the University Bands (Marching, Jazz, Concert and Pep). Previous to Lincoln, Dr. Bynum served as the Covington Distinguished Professor of Sociology at his undergraduate alma mater, Davidson College in North Carolina. From June 1993 to July 2000, Dr. Bynum served as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Clark Atlanta University. Dr. Bynum began his higher education administrative career at Davidson, where he served as Assistant Dean of Students from 1988 to 1990.
Dr. Bynum’s other professional experiences includes research and teaching positions at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Duke University and Durham and Edgecombe Community Colleges.
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) Organizations, Markets and Work, (2) Black Church Studies and (3) Race, Gender and Ethnicity. His published works include a chapter entitled “The Black Church in America: Demography and Recent Trends” in the book Exploring the African-American Experience (3rd edition); a short story titled “For The Love of J-Ski” in the NASPA book Stories of Inspiration: Lessons and Laughter in Student Affairs; and a co-authored article titled “Race and Formal Volunteering: The Differential Effects of Class and Religion” in the professional journal Social Forces. Dr. Bynum’s dissertation at Duke was entitled “Voluntarism in America: Race and the Role of Religion.”
Dr. Bynum is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and serves on NASPA’s HBCU Advisory Board. Dr. Bynum was also a member of the inaugural class of the NAFEO/Kellogg Leadership Fellows Program, a program designed to train the next generation of HBCU executive leaders.