Dr. Van Patterson

Van Patterson, Ed.D.

Vice President for Adminstration and Student Services

Vice President for Administration and Student Services


Dr. Van Patterson joined Galveston College administrative leadership team in September 2018 and is responsible for the areas of Student Services, Facilities, Security, Information Technology, Public Affairs and Athletics. Previously, he served as Director of the Longview University Center, a branch campus of the University of Texas at Tyler, for five years. Prior to joining UT-Tyler, he served 17 years at Panola College in Carthage, Texas. 


Dr. Patterson has a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce, a Master of Business Administration from East Texas Baptist University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management from Baylor University.  He has taught courses in research, curriculum and instruction, and physical education.


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