As Program Administrator and Teaching Support Specialist in the Center for Academic Excellence, Patrice provides resources to enhance and support the work of faculty and the academic departments. She supports each of the units in the CAE, and coordinates programs and events,
CAE site visits, manages the CAE library, maintains program statistics, participates in grant-writing, edits and designs the CAE annual report. In addition to her CAE responsibilities, Patrice teaches a summer capstone class, served as Co-Chair of PSU’s Commission on the Status of Women, is a Co-Chair of PSU’s Diversity Action Council, and is a certified notary public. After earning her B.S. in Education at PSU in 1988, Patrice served as a Peace Corps volunteer (1988-90) training teachers in Belize, Central America. A single mother of three, she spends her free time volunteering for both Donate Life Northwest and the Oregon Council on Multiracial Affairs. Patrice earned an M.S. in Publishing at PSU in 2008 and a Graduate Certifi cate in Teaching Adult Learners. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi.