Ty Patterson, Biographical Information

Ty Patterson

Ty Patterson was the third person hired after OTC was established in 1990. Prior to taking the leadership position in student services he served as Dean of Students at Coffeyville Community College from 1975 to 1985; Consultant on Community College Transfers at Washburn University from 1985 to 1987; Dean of Student Services at Kansas City Kansas Community College from 1987 to 1991. In 1997 Ty Patterson was assigned to "look into getting tobacco off campus" by president Norman Myers. Ty Patterson led OTC's tobacco policy initiative to its implementation in 2003. In addition to his duties as Vice President of Student Affairs he directed the Center of Excellence for Tobacco-Free Campus Policy beginning in 2004. In 2008 Ty Patterson retired as Vice President of Student Affairs. He continues to lead the Center of Excellence for Tobacco-Free Campus Policy as part time Director. You may email him at: patterst@otc.edu.