Over the past 25 years, John Patterson, vice president for administration and finance, has managed the business and financial operations at PSU. In July, the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) recognized Patterson with its highest award for his “outstanding contributions to business and financial management in higher education.”
In honoring Patterson with its Distinguished Business Officer award, NACUBO noted that during his tenure at PSU, enrollment and staff figures have increased 27 and 37 percent, respectively, and as treasurer of the university’s foundation, total assets rose from $9 million to $84 million.
Patterson said the honor was as much for the university as for him.
“There are more than 3,000 institutions of higher learning in this country. For Pitt State to be the only institution to be recognized this year is truly meaningful,” Patterson said. “I appreciate the efforts put forth by our students, employees, alumni, and friends in making PSU a special place.”
John Patterson, left, receives a lifetime achievement award from NACUBO president and CEO John Walda.