Pat comes to the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) from his post as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to his appointment as dean, he served as academic department head, first for Humanities, Social Sciences and Management ,and then in Applied Mathematics and Sciences. He is also a professor of management. He entered higher education after a successful 25-year career in industry, principally engaged in change management. He has an MBA from Babson College and a PhD in Management from Sullivan University. Having completed his undergraduate and graduate education through evening and part-time programs, he understands the value of a good education to a working adult and is committed to CPCE providing every student the opportunity to advance his or her career.