Prairie View A&M University Signed a Mentor – Protégé Agreement

Prairie View A&M University signed a Mentor – Protégé Agreement with PAE through its partnership with NASA Johnson Space Center – Office of Small Business.

Representatives from Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) were hosted at NASA Johnson Space Center to sign a Mentor – Protégé Agreement with PAE, one of the first such agreements made with a Historically Black College/University (HBCU).  The team assembled included President Ruth Simmons, Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs, Cajetan M. Akujuobi, Vice President for Business Affairs, Corey Bradford, and Senior Contracts Negotiator, Donna Elmore-Cole.

The Mentor – Protégé Agreement with PAE was born out of a conversation between PVAMU Office of Research, Innovation and Sponsored Programs Elmore-Cole and NASA-Johnson Space Center Office of Small Business, Chuck Williams, who now serves in a different capacity in Washington, DC.  It will provide opportunities for students to participate in internships, serve as a platform to expound on the capabilities of our research efforts, and position PVAMU to grow its collaborator relationships with private industry partners. 

For more information contact The Office of Research, Innovation and Sponsored Programs at orisp@pvamu.edu

Karen B. Cotton MA, MS