People Watch: Charles E. Patterson to lead Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

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April 11, 2019
Following his service at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid, Patterson is taking the helm at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.Following his service at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid, Patterson is taking the helm at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.

Charles E. Patterson leaves the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) to lead Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. At FSA, Patterson developed and executed outreach and engagement efforts with higher ed executives and spearheaded programs protecting student borrowers.

FSA distributes over $120 billion in annual federal grants, loans and work-study funds to more than 13 million students.

Patterson also served as interim president of Georgia Southwestern State University, where enrollment increased by 10 percent during his tenure. The university saw funding and donations rise by almost 75 percent, and received a Council for Advancement and Support of Education award during Patterson’s time there.


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