From our founding as the nation’s first public historically black land-grant institution to creating great advantages and opportunities for our students.

Already, many rich experiences have shaped your life. Alcorn is here to help you continue your path of achievement. Yes, an Alcorn education forms the whole person. It’s about transformation—a discovery process in which students like you find their voices and passions, learn to think critically and independently while gaining new knowledge and building character.

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Years of Tradition




President Felecia M. Nave

Dr Felecia M. Nave is Alcorn State  University’s first female president in school history.

Office Of President
Dr. Keith McGee

Interim Provost and Executive
Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Office Of Provost

I feel honoured and blessed to receive a promotion at my beloved Alcorn State University.

University Administration

Mission & Vision

As part of the Strategic Planning process, the mission and vision statements for the university have been revised.
These statements were submitted and approved by the IHL Board (March 2009).

Mission Statement

Alcorn State University, a Historically Black College and University, is a comprehensive land-grant institution that celebrates a rich heritage with a diverse student and faculty population.

Vision Statement

Alcorn State University will become a premier comprehensive land-grantuniversity. It will develop diverse students into globally competitive leadersand apply scientific research, through collaborative partnerships that benefit the surrounding communities, states, nation, and world.


The History of Alcorn State University Alcorn is the oldest public historically black land-grant institution in the United States and the second-oldest state-supported institution of higher learning in Mississippi. Alcorn University was founded in 1871 as a result of the people of Mississippi’s efforts to educate the descendants of formerly enslaved Africans. It was named in honor of the sitting governor of Mississippi, James L. Alcorn.

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Administrative Offices

Board of Trustees of State of Mississippi institutions of Higher Learning.

Dr. Felecia M. Nave, President

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