Dr. Tomikia P. LeGrande has been named the sole finalist to become president of Prairie View A&M University.
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp recommended LeGrande as the sole finalist, and the Texas A&M system’s Board of Regents approved. LeGrande will not step into the role at Prairie View A&M until the end of the 2022-23 school year.
“I want to thank Chancellor Sharp and the Board of Regents for the opportunity to serve as President of Prairie View A&M University,” LeGrande said. “PVAMU has a strong legacy of transforming the lives of its students and contributing to the surrounding region and state of Texas, both educationally and economically. I look forward to working with the faculty, staff, and community as we honor and build upon the university's powerful legacy and upward trajectory.”
LeGrande is currently VP for strategy, enrollment management, and student success at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). In the past, she has served as VP for strategic enrollment management at University of Houston-Downtown; and associate vice chancellor of enrollment management and director of admissions at Winston-Salem State University.
She holds a bachelor’s in chemistry from Savannah State University, a master’s in chemistry from North Carolina A&T State University, and a doctorate in higher education administration from Texas Tech University.