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Ruth Simmons urges graduates to fight for equality and inclusion

As long as some children grow up thinking they matter less than others, as long as they have fewer educational opportunities and daily fear for their safety, and as long as their path to full participation in society is obstructed, the work remains unfinished, Ruth Simmons said Thursday. Simmons, president...
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Ruth Simmons speaks on diversity at 2021 Baccalaureate

Ruth Simmons, President of Prairie View A&M University, spoke at Princeton’s 2021 Baccalaureate ceremony on the importance of diversity. University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 began by acknowledging the virtual nature of the ceremony, speaking from an empty University Chapel. “If we were not still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, this...

Ruth Simmons

Ruth Mary Workman Simmons passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Pocahontas Center in Marlinton. Born October 27, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Solomon Seward Workman and Bessie Ellen Johnson Workman. She married William “Bill” Letcher Simmons November 13, 1950. Ruth participated in the interests of her...

Dr. Ruth Simmons co-chairs largest Houston business group committee pursuing racial equity

The Greater Houston Partnership, representing over 1,000 companies, has launched an initiative to advance racial equity in the Houston business community with the unveiling of eight principles. In a unified call-to-action the GHP has secured pledges from over 117 Houston-area companies committed to demonstrate the racial equity principles within their organizations.