Paulette Patton

Director of Multicultural Services
Unity House

Paulette Patton has been at Ursinus since May 1997 where she serves as Director of Multicultural Services. She moved to Collegeville two years earlier from Delaware, Ohio, where she was Director of the Upward Bound Program at Ohio Wesleyan University. She has been in Higher Education for over 25 years. She graduated from Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi, a Historically Black College/University (HBCU). During her college years, she participated in Civil Rights activities on campus, where she gained her passion for helping the underserved.

In addition to her responsibilities as Director of Multicultural Services, she is the director of the Crigler Institute, the Off- Campus Tutoring Program, the America Reads Program as well as advisor to Sankofa Umoja Nia (SUN), Association of Latinos Motivated to Achieve (ALMA) and Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS).

Ms. Patton is married to Dr. Roy Patton who retired from the USDA/ Forest Service. They are the parents of two children and three grandchildren who live in the area. When not spending time with her grandchildren, she enjoys "working out”, reading and visiting her family who still lives in Mississippi.

She is the vice president of the Montgomery County Victim Services Center and has served on the board for over ten years. The mission of VSC is to provide advocacy and counseling for all who have been affected by sexual violence and other crimes against the person.

Paulette’s Favorite Quote: “Each One, Reach One”