Former Ivy League president named interim president at Houston-area university

Texas A&M University System announced June 19 that Ruth Simmons, the first African-American woman to serve as president of an Ivy League institution, will step in as interim president of Prairie View A&M University.

Simmons will take over the role on July 1, according to A&M’s announcement. The appointment comes about a week after George Wright announced he would step down after 14 years as president once an interim had been named. He plans to return to teaching and research full-time.

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