Alexander Patterson

Dean of Admissions

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Office:Wakefield Hall 2nd Floor
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Earned and Honorary Degrees

BS Northland College
MS Higher Education, Walden University


Originally from Janesville, Wisconsin, I found my way up North to study meteorology. After quickly discovering that I am a terrible chemist, I was fortunate to have faculty at Northland support me in changing my major to Business Management with double minors in Sociology in Social Justice and Enviromental studies. I then went on to complete a masters in Higher Education with a focus on Student Success and Outcomes from Walden University.

Why Northland?

Northland College is a close knit community which allowed me to find my own passions and interests. I was able to explore who I am and what I wanted to do post graduation. The support that students receive from everyone on campus made my experience truly unique!


In my free time, I enjoy watching horror movies, drinking too much coffee and spending time with my dog. Outside of that, you will often find me at local thrift stores and traveling around the country looking for adventure, good food and new people. Living in Ashland has offered me many opportunities to explore the outdoors and get connected with the amazing businesses in the community.