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Special Message from the VP of Student Affairs

Toward the end of last semester, I wrote you an update on the ongoing challenges within Panther Hill (PH) apartments. At that time, I also promised the creation of an office that would be responsible for supporting all of off-campus student life. This new office would work with relevant stakeholders to ensure that our students [...]

PVAMU Professor Receives A&M System’s Regents Professor Award

Dr. Lijun Qian, AT&T Endowed Professor in Prairie View A&M University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received The Texas A&M University System’s Regents Professor Award. Along with Qian, the Board of Regents designated 14 other faculty members and seven agency service, extension or research professionals within the A&M System as Regents Professors and Regents [...]

Bonner theorizes an alternative framework for the Black male experience

The theorizing and theoretical frameworks speaking to the male experience, particularly the Black male experience has tended to emanate from a place of deficit thinking and pathology. Hence, for Black males and those who study this population, engaging in critical discourse about their epistemological and ontological being is at best lopsided.

Study Texas Chair Evie Myers travels to China to expand opportunities for PVAMU

As part of an effort to promote Study Texas and further opportunities for PVAMU students and faculty alike, special advisor to the president at PVAMU and board chair of Study Texas Evie Myers traveled to China. Study Texas is a  group of about 40 schools that serve with the goal of increasing the number of [...]

PVAMU 4-H County Agent introduces coping skills for healthy living

Prairie View A&M University’s Extension Agent (Fort Bend), Amber Foster has provided an hour-long yoga session for more than 40 students from diverse backgrounds-Asian, Middle Eastern, African, African American, and Hispanic, for nearly a year. The students learned the importance of yoga practices, how it leads to healthy living habits and relieve everyday stressors from [...]

PVAMU Leverages Terra Dotta Tech for Study Abroad Program Growth and Visibility

Terra Dotta, the trusted leader in higher education travel, study abroad and international program management solutions, today announced that Prairie View A&M University, a Texas-based historically black college, is using its Study Abroad solution. With an expanding study abroad program, Prairie View deployed Terra Dotta’s solution to automate and streamline its study abroad recruitment, application [...]

PVAMU chaplain evolves to meet students’ spiritual needs

At 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings, students will find Charles H. Lewter IV preaching from his iPad during worship service at the Johnson-Phillip All Faiths Chapel. Part of the reason for this preaching method is to keep students engaged, said Lewter, who is dean of the chapel and assistant director of student engagement at Prairie [...]

PVAMU takes the lead in Texas in graduating Black Men

The numbers are staggeringly low: Only one college in Texas graduated more than 100 African-American men in 2016. It's a grim statistic that punctuates glaring disparities across their educational journey. Black males are more likely to get disciplined more harshly than their peers even as early as prekindergarten. They're less likely to get tapped for [...]

PVAMU team participates in Houston Mayor’s Trade Delegation to Bahamas

A team of representatives from PVAMU recently participated in a trade delegation from the City of Houston that visited The Bahamas from Dec. 5-8. Due to the events surrounding the passing of President George H.W. Bush, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner had to cancel his plans to lead the delegation. The delegation ultimately included Vice Mayor [...]

A Special Message from the VP of Student Affairs

As the fall semester draws to an end, and in light of recent discussions regarding the semester-long challenges among our students living at privately owned Panther Hill (PH) Apartments within the town of Prairie View, I write to provide a brief update on some of the things that the university has done to support our [...]