E. Joahanne Thomas-Smith, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, has announced that she will step down from these posts on August 31, 2014. She will continue on at the university in a teaching role and as the institutional accreditation officer. Her career at Prairie View A&M has spanned four decades and she has served as provost since 1996.
Dr. Thomas-Smith is a graduate of Tuskegee University in Alabama. She holds a master’s degree in educational administration from New Mexico Highlands University and a doctorate in higher education administration from Washington State University.