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Meg Patchett, PhD

Provost
704-403-3077
Dr. Patchett joined Cabarrus College in August 2008 as Provost, where she oversaw all academic programs as well as the Cabarrus College Library, Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, and Office of Digital and Instructional Innovation.

A professor of psychology, Dr. Patchett began her educational career at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, earning a bachelor of arts in sociology and psychology. Her undergraduate research examined the influence of widowhood on elderly women's friendships. Dr. Patchett continued her studies in psychology at the University of Akron in Ohio, graduating with her master's degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and her doctorate in Industrial Gerontology. While there, she developed research interests in the areas of age discrimination in employment, career progression of middle-aged and older adults, technology and its impact on the training and development of aging adults, and the relationship between goal setting and achievement motivation.

Dr. Patchett came to Cabarrus College from nearby Rowan-Cabarrus Community College where she taught as both an adjunct and full-time psychology instructor. While at the College, she also held the positions of Social Sciences Program Head and Dean of Arts and Sciences. She was the recipient of the 2006 Outstanding Employee Award, was a two-time winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award, and a state nominee for the NC Community College Excellence in Teaching Award.

In addition to her work at Cabarrus College, Dr. Patchett recently has chaired the Centralina Workforce Development Board’s Allied Health Regional Skills Partnership and the NorthWest Cabarrus High School Health Academy Advisory Board. Passionate about cultural inclusion and quality education, she has held numerous leadership and service roles with organizations such as Charlotte’s Women’s Inter-cultural Exchange Advisory Council, Cabarrus County Schools’ Gifted Education Advisory Board, the NC Network for Excellence in Teaching, the NC New Schools Project, the Cabarrus County Schools Parent Council, and the American Association of University Women.

Dr. Patchett is originally from Owensboro, Kentucky, is married, and the proud mother of three grown children. She and her husband enjoy doting on their grandchild, playing with their two mischievous cats, visiting family, spending time in the mountains and traveling abroad.

Meg Patchett

Provost
704-403-3077
Dr. Patchett joined Cabarrus College in August 2008 as Provost, where she oversaw all academic programs as well as the Cabarrus College Library, Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, and Office of Digital and Instructional Innovation.

A professor of psychology, Dr. Patchett began her educational career at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, earning a bachelor of arts in sociology and psychology. Her undergraduate research examined the influence of widowhood on elderly women's friendships. Dr. Patchett continued her studies in psychology at the University of Akron in Ohio, graduating with her master's degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and her doctorate in Industrial Gerontology. While there, she developed research interests in the areas of age discrimination in employment, career progression of middle-aged and older adults, technology and its impact on the training and development of aging adults, and the relationship between goal setting and achievement motivation.

Dr. Patchett came to Cabarrus College from nearby Rowan-Cabarrus Community College where she taught as both an adjunct and full-time psychology instructor. While at the College, she also held the positions of Social Sciences Program Head and Dean of Arts and Sciences. She was the recipient of the 2006 Outstanding Employee Award, was a two-time winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award, and a state nominee for the NC Community College Excellence in Teaching Award.

In addition to her work at Cabarrus College, Dr. Patchett recently has chaired the Centralina Workforce Development Board’s Allied Health Regional Skills Partnership and the NorthWest Cabarrus High School Health Academy Advisory Board. Passionate about cultural inclusion and quality education, she has held numerous leadership and service roles with organizations such as Charlotte’s Women’s Inter-cultural Exchange Advisory Council, Cabarrus County Schools’ Gifted Education Advisory Board, the NC Network for Excellence in Teaching, the NC New Schools Project, the Cabarrus County Schools Parent Council, and the American Association of University Women.

Dr. Patchett is originally from Owensboro, Kentucky, is married, and the proud mother of three grown children. She and her husband enjoy doting on their grandchild, playing with their two mischievous cats, visiting family, spending time in the mountains and traveling abroad.
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