Enhancing Information Technology’s Infrastructure

This activity will serve to improve Prairie View A&M University student experience by offering Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), improve research capability by implementing a dedicated Research Network, and improve overall information security posture to establish safeguards for University data (students, faculty, and staff).

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: VDI will provide student the ability to access University Technology resources at any time, & anywhere. VDI will allow students to access a windows based desktop via the cloud using their smartphone, tablet device, desktop or laptop and access university computing resources, such as SPSS, Microsoft Office, Project, Visio, Mathlab, and others. This virtual environment can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can be accessed wherever Internet service is available to the students.

Campus Advance Research Network:  CARN will provide state of the art networking capabilities to Prairie View A&M University Researchers. This proposal is part of the efforts that PVAMU is making to enhance, improve, develop, and maintain a state-of-the-art academic program in all areas.

Information Security Posture: This initiative is to ensure safety of University data by enhancing security awareness via training and tools. We plan to do the following,

  • Implement Network Access Control to monitor and manage PVAMU network
  • Implement Security Information & Events Management (SIEM) solution to monitor PVAMU network
  • Provide  information security related trainings to enhance expertise of our users




Midhat Asghar

Assistant Vice President for Information Resource Management

Email: miasghar@pvamu.edu

Phone: (936) 261.2156

Fax: (936) 261.9342

Inclement Weather Alert 9-20-2019

Due to inclement weather, the main campus and the northwest Houston center will delay opening until 10 a.m. The safety of our faculty, staff and students is of the utmost concern, please exercise caution as you make your way to campus. The College of Nursing, Medical center campus will remain closed today.