Patrick Wallace is the Assistant Director of the Student Success Center and coordinator of the Black Male Excellence Network (BMEN). Patrick hails from the "City of Brotherly Love," Philadelphia, where he enjoys spending time with his twelve nieces and nephews.
Patrick holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Penn State University, majoring in Religious Studies, and a Master's of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary with an emphasis in Ethics. He also participated in a post-graduate fellowship with The Center of Public Justice in Washington, D.C., where he received training in organizational leadership and change management. Patrick hopes in the near future to obtain his Ph.D. in Education focusing on Student Development or Curriculum Development.
Patrick is a visionary and driven leader with years of transferable experience, successfully collaborating with others to accomplish a variety of objectives concerning research projects and student-based programs and organizations. Passionate about teaching, mentoring, and promoting a formative collegiate culture, his view of education always concerns building both intellect as well as character. He excels at being an agent for positive change while cultivating community and equitable and inclusive cultures within academic institutions. Due to his desire to see students develop into leaders, educators, and builders of the communities and societies from which they emerge, Patrick embodies the Virginia Tech motto, Ut Prosim, cultivating leaders who serve.
Patrick enjoys reading, music of almost every genre, studying history, and is an aspiring short story writer.