Simmons had previously set her resignation date at June 1 and proclaimed she would not be a president "in name only."

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Ruth Simmons has achieved a series of historic firsts. At a point in life where most are retired or soon will be, the longtime educator and academic is still going. Simmons is currently the eighth president of Prairie View A&M University, coming out of retirement to become the first woman to lead the institution. Simmons […]