Office of the President

A Vision for PVAMU

I plan to ensure that Prairie View A&M University sustains excellence in teaching, research and service for another 140 – plus years. We will promote throughout the country a narrative of a Prairie View that is strong, and we will raise funds in a new and vital way so that the University will have the flexibility it needs to advance and make more visible its reach.

– Ruth J. Simmons, President of Prairie View A&M University

Contact Information

University Hours

University business hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5 p.m.

Student Open Office Hours

President Simmons holds open office hours for students on Mondays from 3:00-5:00.

Any current student is welcome to meet with the President during this time to discuss issues affecting them and the University. Students are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. The President encourages students to sign in early to ensure a meeting time as sign-in is generally halted at 4:00 pm.

* Student Open Office hours are subject to change. Please call the Office of the President at (936) 261-2121 with questions.


(936) 261-2111


Office of the President
P.O. Box 519, MS 1001
Prairie View, TX 77446

Media and Photo Requests

Media and photo requests for the President should be directed to the Office for Marketing and Communications. For more information, contact:

Prairie View A&M University
Office for Marketing and Communications
Phone: (936) 261-1566