Best Wishes


Congratulations on becoming the 19th President of Alcorn State University. I am pleased to have a committed leader and an alumnus as my president.

Ivory W. Lyles, PhD ’80
Dean & Director of Land Grant Programs

School of Agriculture,Research, Extension and Applied Sciences

Congratulations and best wishes as you lead us through these perilous times. May God continue to be with you and your family.

Clarence Scutter 

Congratulations and best wishes.

Melvin and Jessie Arnold 

Congratulations, Dr. Rankins, on becoming our 19th President!!! We welcome you and your family with open arms to the Alcorn family!!!

LaKenya Thomas '11, Finance and Administration Services

Congratulations, Dr. Rankins, for being named the 19th President of Alcorn State University. Best wishes and continued success.

DeAnte' Spann, Senior, Elementary Education

Congrats and much success during your time as Alcorn's 19th President. I look forward to seeing the growth of Alcorn under your leadership.

Sam O'Neal '95, Graduate Student, Elementary Education.

Congrats Dr. Rankins! I am beyond happy that you stepped up to the plate and took office. I'm looking forward to bigger things happening at Alcorn.

Bessica Clark, Junior, Nursing

Dr. Rankins, you are already making waves in this short amount of time and I am looking forward to your future plans for this great University.

Eddie R. Tate, Junior, Mass Communications

With God, all things are possible. Keep your hands in His hands and He will order your steps, for the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. Congratulations Dr. Rankins.

Mama T, Alcorn State University Dinning Services

Congratulations, Dr. Rankins, on accepting the presidency at Alcorn State University. I look forward to the many accomplishments that you will instill in our university. I wish you many years of great achievement.

Jasmin Brown, Junior, Political Science/Pre-Law

Thank you for all of your outstanding accomplishments thus far. They are much appreciated. Something that was needed was change and you have implemented that for sure.

DeMicheal Queen, Senior, Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology

Congrats Dr. Rankins!! You have done a great job here at Alcorn. Continue with all of your wonderful ideas for the university.

Chenique McCall, Junior, Business Administration

I appreciate all of the outstanding work you are doing. I wish you the best of luck with the rest of your years here at Alcorn State University.

Kerrie Huff, Senior, Criminal Justice

I would like to congratulate you, Dr. Rankins, on your numerous accomplishments at Alcorn thus far. I know you have many more great things in store for the university.

Tafili Carter, Senior, Criminal Justice

It was with great pleasure that I learned of your position as President of the great Alcorn State University. Having met you, I know that you will be great for the job. Best of luck as you advance in your career.

Lexus Kennedy, Senior, Agribusiness Management

I would like to simply say congratulations and send an abundance of prayers for your continued success.

Rebecca Minor, Senior, Criminal Justice

This institution is very happy and proud to have you. Continue to keep the faith and God first and everything else will flourish.

Chassydi Turner, Junior, Psychology

I want to thank you for all of the growth that Alcorn has seen under your leadership thus far, especially for waiving out-of-state tuition fees.

Makembe Smith, Sophomore, Agribusiness Management

The road may seem long and challenging at times, but Alcorn and its students believe in you and will support you! Congratulations on becoming the 19th President of Alcorn State University.

Christopher Cole, Junior, Computer Engineering Technology

Thank you Dr. Rankins for making the campus more business-oriented and straightforward. We are happy to have you as our 19th President. Congratulations!

John Griggs, Junior, Business, Mass Communications

Dr. Rankins, you are bringing about change at Alcorn State University and I love it. I especially love that out-of-state tuition fees have been waived; what a blessing!

Ariel Jai Williams, Junior, Biology

Congratulations on you past, present, and future accomplishment!

Canada McDaniel, Senior, Criminal Justice

Dr. Rankins, I would like to personally congratulate you on becoming the 19th President of this great institution. Your acceptance of this appointment is greatly appreciated. Go Braves!

Toneisha Buxton, Junior, Mass Communications

Dr. Rankins, I just want to thank you for accepting the opportunity that has been placed in front of you! I would like to give personal thanks for cutting out-of-state tuition fees. I encourage you to remain passionate and positive, take it one day at a time, and keep God first.

Cameron Green, Freshman, Agribusiness Management

Best wishes to you and your family from the Hudson family

Ella Hudson, Staff


Amanda Chapman, Alumna, '08, '12, '14

Congratulations to you, Dr Rankins, on your new endeavor at Alcorn State University. I hope you lead our university into more new and exciting accomplishments.

Cedric Harris, Alumnus '95

Congratulations Dr. Rankins! We are lucky to have you and your family on campus. I look forward to working with you to continue Alcorn's tradition of excellence.

Abegayle Goldblatt, MA, Retention Specialist, University College