Dr. Charles E. Patterson, interim president of Shippensburg University, was named to City and State Pennsylvania’s 2022 Higher Education Power 100 list. The list recognizes the most powerful educators in the Commonwealth and the institutions they lead in changing the world for years as they’ve shaped the minds of the next generation.
As a devoted servant leader, Dr. Charles E. Patterson has dedicated nearly two decades to the advancement of higher education. He began his career in leadership roles at Baylor University and Georgia Southern University. In 2015, he was named interim president of Georgia Southwestern State University and two years later was selected as the senior advisor for executive outreach at the US Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid. He served in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education as president of Mansfield University and is currently the interim president of Shippensburg University.