Joi F. Patterson, PhD

  Chief Diversity Officer
  708-534-4023 ext. 4023
  Office Location: G-334
  Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Dr. Joi Patterson has thirty years of experience in education; as a vice president of academic affairs/chief operating officer, director, department chair, associate professor, licensing advisor, accreditation reviewer/liaison, college professor, superintendent, principal, middle school bilingual science teacher, online instructor, and NCATE/CAEP liaison/reviewer. Dr. Joi is the current Chief Diversity Officer for Governors State University, IL.

Dr. Joi’s service and tenure in education is inspired by the need to improve the lives of others and their families through education. Dr. Joi’s service and scholarly interest include retention, completion, and advancement of marginalized groups.

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