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Patrick Proden

patrick proden headshotOregon State University Outreach and Engagement Regional Administrator
Phone: (503) 821-1150

Patrick Proden serves as the Oregon State University Outreach and Engagement Regional Administrator for the Metro region in Portland, Oregon. Prior to his Regional Administrator position, Patrick served as Country Director for the U.S. Peace Corps in Tanzania.

Patrick is currently involved in two civic engagement Kettering Foundation projects as a partner and Oregon State University representative in the ‘Rural Issues’ project and is leading the ‘Urban Communities-Urban Reimagined’ project as PI launched in October, 2016 in partnership with UW-Wisconsin.  He serves as Chair to the National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) and as an advisory board member for the Western Center for Metropolitan and Applied Research.

Throughout his career, Patrick has held several leadership positions as a Director of International Programs, Director of Operations, and Senior Program Officer, where he provided vision and leadership for high volume, high impact, community development programs both domestically and internationally.

Patrick is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Anthropology and earned an M.A in Education from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland.

In his spare time, Patrick enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and enjoys outdoor pursuits such as mountain climbing and cycling.