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Interim President Ruth J. Simmons referenced in Newsweek article

A Newsweek opinion piece co-written by Kathleen McCartney, president of Smith College and Dan Porterfield , president of Franklin & Marshall College highlights the potential danger in eliminating programs designed to attract more minority students to top universities.  The extremely insightful article mentions PVAMU Interim President Ruth J. Simmons alongside CEO and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg and United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. To [...]

2017 NAA University Day Remarks

     Ruth J. Simmons, Interim President          Good morning and thank you all for being here.  It is rather a surprise to me that I am here among you; just over a month ago, I would not have imagined I would be taking up the duties of Interim President of Prairie View.  In truth, I come [...]

NAA sponsors University Day

University Day Agenda   Friday, July 21, 2017 ~ 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Welcome Message from the Interim President Business Affairs Updates Academic Affairs Updates College of Agriculture and Human Science School of Architecture Marvin D. and June Samuel Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences College of Business College of Nursing Undergraduate Medical Academy [...]

TD Ameritrade awards grant to PVAMU College of Business professor for financial planning program

TD Ameritrade Institutional NextGen Scholarship and Grant Program has awarded Danny J. Harvey, a Prairie View A&M University professor of finance, a $25,000 grant for his financial planning program. TD Ameritrade Institutional NextGen Scholarship and Grant Programs are designed to help promote careers in financial planning and attract top talent to the industry. Grants are [...]

Prairie View A&M University to Participate in $4.5 Million Three-Year Intel HBCU Grant Program

Prairie View A&M University was named one of six historically black colleges and universities to participate in the Intel HBCU Grant Program. The three-year, $4.5 million program will address the gap in HBCU students pursuing STEM degrees and encourage them to remain in STEM pathways. Intel created the Intel HBCU Grant Program as part of [...]

Summer 2017 Commencement Ceremony

Dear PVAMU Community, The University recently announced that there would be a change in venue for the summer 2017 Commencement Ceremonies due to pending construction/renovation of the William “Billy” J. Nicks, Sr. Building (Baby Dome). Due to unforeseen changes in the construction schedule, the renovations will not start until the fall semester. As a result, [...]

Ruth Simmons, Ph.D. Named Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Dr. Ruth Simmons, an accomplished university president with administrative experience in Ivy League schools, a women’s university and a historically black college, has been named interim President of Prairie View A&M University. Dr. Simmons, who retired as president of Brown University in 2012, will assume her duties July 1, following the June 12 announcement by [...]

PVAMU Named Finalist in Five HBCU Digest- HBCU Awards Categories.

Prairie View A&M University has been selected as a finalist in five categories for the 2017 HBCU Awards presented by HBCU Digest. More than 175 nominations from HBCUs were submitted from across the country. Winners will be announced at the seventh annual HBCU Awards ceremony July 14th in Washington D.C.’s Gallup Building. HBCU Digest is [...]

Summer Commencement 2017 – Frequently Asked Questions

The William “Billy” J. Knicks (Baby Dome), PVAMU's traditional location for commencement exercises, is currently undergoing construction upgrades. The upgrades have been approved by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.  The University is excited about the Baby Dome renovations, however, the construction displaces our traditional graduation ceremony. As a result, the graduation committee explored other [...]

George Wright Stepping Down as President of Prairie View A&M University

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Dr. George Wright announced today he is stepping down as President of Prairie View A&M University and will return to teaching history full-time after an interim President is named. “I have served this University and the Texas A&M System for 14 years, and I am proud of the progress that we [...]