Felicia L. Patterson joined Anne Arundel Community College as Vice President for Learner Support Services in 2008. At AACC, Vice President Patterson is responsible for strategic planning, information technology, institutional research, enrollment management, and all student and academic support services including financial aid, admissions and registration, academic advising, retention management, and student life.
Ms. Patterson leads the learner support services division to develop programs and projects to help with student retention & satisfaction, increase certificates & degrees and continue to provide exceptional service to the students. With our Student Success 2020 strategic plan, she also serves as chair of the college’s Achieving the Dream initiative, developing innovative strategies to increase student success.
Prior to coming to AACC, Patterson served as the executive vice president for Student and Enrollment Services at Community College of Denver (CCD) since 2000. At CCD, While there, Patterson developed and enhanced numerous student service initiatives, including the creation of a comprehensive Recruitment and Student Outreach office, the design of a one-stop Welcome Center, leading the state system in the development of a First-Year Experience program, and the purchase, remodel and program development of the Tivoli Student Union, the nation’s only student union that is shared by three institutions of higher education. She also led the student services component of the student information system implementation for the Colorado Community College System.
She has served as a consultant evaluator for the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, is a graduate of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Denver Program, and served as Chair of the Colorado Community College System Student Services Council.
Patterson is a doctoral candidate in the Doctor of Management at the University of Maryland University College. She holds a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Howard University.