In 1973, he was offered to serve at his alma mater, Mississippi Valley State University as Director of Bands and Related Activities. He held this position until his retirement in 2005. During his 30-year tenure, he directed the marching, symphonic, varsity-pep band and or other performance groups. He also served as sponsor of both Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma chapters on the MVSU Campus. He has served as consultant, guest conductor, clinician, public speaker and adjudicator in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. He was an active member of the Jennings Temple C.M.E. Church in Greenwood, Mississippi where he served on the Steward Board. In October 2016, for his record of excellence and quality of service to bands, band members, and instrumental music education, he was a recipient of the Kappa Kappa Psi Silver Baton Award. He is survived by his two sons Marvin and Nelrich (Zeta Nu ’90) and three granddaughters.