Ruth J. Simmons named sole finalist for President of Prairie View A&M University

After briefly serving as Interim President of Prairie View A&M University, Dr. Ruth J.Simmons has been tapped to continue her distinguished career as President of PVAMU.

PVAMU Professors Host Book Signing and Discussion in Houston

Prairie View A&M University professors Dr. Ronald Goodwin and Dr. Mark Tschaepe recently held a book signing and discussion for their book The Mask of Microaggressions: Studies of Racism in the U.S. at the Center for the Healing of Racism in Houston. This book is being used as a textbook in both professors’ curriculum. “They [...]

Professor to Take Part in National Webinar: Black Minds Matter

Online classes are nothing out of the ordinary, but a new course out of California is hoping to change the game. Dr. Luke Wood, a professor at San Diego State University’s College of Education is the mastermind behind Black Minds Matter, a free, public, eight-part course aimed at raising the national consciousness about issues facing [...]

Public Notice – Tuition and Fees Public Hearing

As required by Texas Education Code, the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System will hold a public hearing to receive input from students and the public regarding the proposed changes in tuition and fees as shown in Agenda Item 1.1 to be effective with the Fall 2018 and Fall 2019 Semesters. This [...]

Commencement Exercises Streamlined to One Ceremony

This fall, commencement exercises will be streamlined to one ceremony that recognizes all degree candidates. This realignment marks a return for PVAMU to its tradition of hosting one ceremony that incorporates all colleges and the School of Architecture. Scheduled for December 16, at 10:00 a.m., the decision to host a single ceremony addresses recurring concerns [...]

Students Receive Over 200 Free Passports from CIEE

Thursday morning, Panthers gathered in front of the Willie A. Tempton Sr. Memorial Student Center for a celebration! Prairie View A&M University was selected to be a part of the CIEE Passport Caravan where over 200 students were able to receive free passports. “In today’s world it is very difficult to go far if you [...]

Thursday Night Lights: The Untold Story of the Prairie View Interscholastic League

Michael Hurd, director of the Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture at Prairie View A&M University, recently published a book entitled Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School Football in Texas. Hurd noticed there was a lack of stories about the Prairie View Interscholastic League so he drew on interviews, [...]

Fall commencement exercises streamlined to one ceremony

This fall, commencement exercises will be combined. There will be one ceremony during which degrees will be conferred upon all degree candidates. This realignment marks the return to the PVAMU tradition of a single ceremony that incorporates all colleges and the School of Architecture. Commencement is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., December 16, 2017 . The [...]

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held for New 466-Bed Housing Facility

American Campus Communities recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new 466-bed housing facility on the Prairie View A&M University campus called “University Square”. Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System John Sharp, Interim President Ruth J. Simmons and CEO and Founder of American Campus Communities Bill Bayless all provided remarks during the ceremony. This [...]

Student Selected as 2017 HBCU All-Star

Ervin A. Bryant, a junior History major from Spring, Texas, was selected as a 2017 HBCU All-Star. The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) works to promote excellence, innovation, and sustainability. Bryant is one of 62 All-Stars and the only student representing Prairie View A&M University. “I’ve had many amazing opportunities [...]