POSITION: Since September 2016 President of Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, North Carolina, a public institution with a main campus in Goldsboro and also centers at the Wayne Executive Jetport and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
PREVIOUS: Served as Campus President of the Grand Island Campus of Central Community College in Grand Island, NE. Also served as the college – wide Vice President for Student Services for a three – campus college serving 28 counties. Served as Vice President for Student Affairs, St. Louis Community College – Forest Park (MO); Dean of Administrative Services, Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley (MO); Dean of Student Services and Enrollment Management, Davidson County Community College (NC).
AFFILIATIONS: Currently serving on the following boards: United Way of Wayne County, Wayne County Chamber of Commerce; Wayne Education Network; Member: Goldsboro Rotary Club, Wayne County Development Alliance; AACC Commission on Academic, Student, and Community Development; 2016 Aspen Presidential Fellow.
EDUCATION: Ed.D., Higher Education Administration and M.P.A., Human Resources Management, The University of Memphis; B.A., Political Science, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
OTHER: Publications: Patterson, D.A., Perkins, J., Butler-Barnes, S.T., & Walker, T. (July 2017). Social belonging and college retention: Results from a quasi-experimental pilot study. Journal of College Student Development. Vol 58 (5); Review of the book Alternative pathways to the baccalaureate: Do community colleges offer a viable solution to the nation’s knowledge deficit? By Nancy Remington and Ronald Remington. Journal of Negro Education, 82 (3), 2013.Presentations: Community College Futures Assembly Bellwether Awards, Orlando, FL (01/16) Presentation: Guiding Reintegration and Directing Educational Success (Bellwether Award Winner in the Category of Planning, Governance and Finance). Postsecondary International Network (PIN), Kingdom of Bahrain (11/15) Presentation: Creating a Culture of Sustainability within Two – Year Colleges.