Interim Director, Student Involvement and Leadership
As the interim 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.