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Paul N. Patton

Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer

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Paul N. Patton is an accomplished executive with a strong background in human resources, labor relations, operations, government affairs and communications.

His public and private sector leadership roles include work at Yale New Haven Health as vice president of human resources and operations, OhioHealth as vice president of human resources, MetroHealth as chief human resources officer and vice president of government affairs, marketing and communications. He was also hired by the City of Cleveland as chief human resources officer and executive assistant to the Mayor. His leadership with employee engagement has earned his previous employers’ national recognition as employers of choice and best practice for strategic workforce planning.

A Cleveland, Ohio native, Paul earned a master’s degree in public administration from Cleveland State University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Ohio University. He completed the Senior Executive in State and Local Government Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and was a national association of public hospitals fellow.

Paul enjoys teaching and was a member of the adjunct faculty at Cleveland State University and the University of Akron. He has lectured internationally and earned the Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award from the CSU Levin College of Urban Affairs and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the same college. With extensive community and civic involvement, Patton is committed to helping others achieve their full potential.

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