Michelle Patrick


Dr. Patrick was named president on July 6, 2022, and is the first woman to serve as RMU president. She had briefly served as interim president after six years as dean of the RMU School of Business.

The culture of change and innovation that she Dr. Patrick sparked as dean of the School of Business is typified by the transformation of the MBA program, which was recently ranked No. 15 in the nation among online MBA programs by Fortune Magazine. RMU also has become the first university in western Pennsylvania to have its accounting program accredited by AACSB International.

Under Patrick’s leadership, the business school achieved reaffirmation of its prestigious AACSB accreditation; developed innovative new certificate and degree programs; launched the Center for Sales Excellence and the Rockwell Fellowship in Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and re-established the Massey Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Each of these initiatives provides students with valuable real-world experiences and have strengthens RMU’s ties to the regional business community.


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