Patrick Cardenas, M.A.
Director, Student Involvement and Leadership
As the director of Student Involvement and Leadership, Patrick Cardenas leads his
team in providing a comprehensive student life experience through involvement in student
organizations, leadership, community engagement, spirit & traditions, and mascot programming.
His responsibilities also include department planning and assessment, university-wide
collaborative programming, and represents the Division of Student Affairs on committees
to enhance the quality of the holistic student experience. He also advises the Campus
Activities Board and Student Government Association.
Cardenas earned his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and sociology, and a master’s degree in behavioral science-industrial/organizational psychology from UHCL. He also obtained a master’s degree in higher education administration from Sam Houston State University.