John A. Patterson
Senior Vice President for University Advancement
John A. Patterson was appointed as Mercer’s Senior Vice President for University Advancement on September 1, 2010. Patterson had served as vice president for university development since October 2008. He also served as executive director of development at Mercer from 1992 to 1996 overseeing fund raising efforts for the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics and The Executive Forum. In 1996, he joined his alma mater, Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU), to serve as their chief development officer. He held that post for 12 years before returning to Mercer in fall 2008. At OBU, he was responsible for the university’s major gifts programs, capital campaigns, as well as alumni and development records and special events. He also has supervised OBU’s alumni programming and public relations operations.