He has also been the chief disciplinary officer for the past decade, creating MICA's first student disciplinary hearing board.
Patterson has served on many committees, such as the Retention Committee, International Task Force, and the Emergency Action Plan Review Committee, and chaired the Cost Containment Committee. His contributions to MICA include creating a Legal and Government Relations Task Force, in partnership with the Human Resources Office, which has led to a rewrite of the sexual violence and assault policy for students; leading the design and expansion of the Fitness Center; and, in collaboration with Operations, overseeing the design, expansion or opening of residential halls The Gateway and Meyerhoff House and residential complex Founders Green, including the newly erected Leake Hall.
Patterson has an undergraduate degree in elementary education from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and a Master of Education from the University of Delaware. He is also a certified judicial officer through the Donald D. Gehring Academy for Student Conduct Administration.