Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Dr. Ruth Simmons - a tireless academic and administrator, now president of Prairie View A&M University

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This stately lady has a impressive resume. The daughter of sharecroppers, from Grapeland, Tx., whipped through Dillard University for undergrad, then took on Harvard University for a master's and a doctorate in Romantic Literature.

Cycling through a slew of academic appointment, she landed the position of provost at Spelman College then president of Smith College. With those accomplishments under hr belt, she went on to become Ivy League's Brown University's president where she made waves.

Settled into a hard earned retirement, she was coaxed by her brother to come out of retirement and helm Prairie View A&M University, his alma mater, in a interim presidential position. She liked it. The school liked her. She stayed and is now its current president as of her inauguration on April 20th, 2018. .

Full life, goals accomplished, retired. Then she comes back.

Where dey do dat at?

Black girl magic.

(forgive the crappy cropping of the pic. NOT my doing)

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