Dr. Michael L. McFrazier Appointed Acting President at Prairie View A&M University After President Dr. Ruth Simmons's Early Resignation Decision

Dr. Michael L. McFrazier will become acting president at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), effective Mar. 1. This comes after PVAMU President Dr. Ruth Simmons’s announcement to resign early at the end of February.Dr. Michael L. McFrazierDr. Michael L. McFrazier

McFrazier is currently dean of PVAMU’s Whitlowe R. Green College of Education. He has served as professor and dean at PVAMU, along with other senior leadership roles at the school. Outside of higher ed, McFrazier was a public-school teacher and administrator in the Waco Independent School District.

He will lead PVAMU until Dr. Tomikia P. LeGrande takes the reigns as president on Jun. 1.

His professional research interests include first-generation college student academic self-efficacy and minority male academic achievement and mentorship.

McFrazier holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership and administration from the University of Arkansas and a master's in educational leadership and administration, a master's in music performance, and a bachelor’s in music from Baylor University.