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Patrick Cardenas

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Patrick Cardenas, M.A.

Director, Student Involvement and Leadership


Phone: 281-283-2551


As the director of Student Involvement and Leadership, Patrick Cardenas leads his team in providing a comprehensive student life experience through involvement in registered student organizations (RSO), leadership development, campus activities, civic & community engagement, spirit & traditions, and mascot programming. His responsibilities also include department strategic planning and assessment, coordination of divisional co-curricular initiatives, university-wide collaborative programming, and represents the Division of Student Affairs on committees and task forces to enhance the quality of the holistic student experience.

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.


  • Student Involvement and Leadership

    Phone: 281-283-2560
    Fax: 281-283-2566

    SSCB 1204
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 198
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Regular office hours:
    Mon. - Thurs., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Fri. - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.