Dr. Patrick Maille

Sep 15, 2021

Panhandle State Communications

Dr. Patrick Maille Named Dean, College of Arts & Education

Dr. Patrick Maille was named Dean for the College of Arts and Education. Although he was born and raised in upstate New York, Dr. Patrick Maille has worked at Oklahoma Panhandle State University for 15 years. Throughout his time at OPSU, he served as a Professor of History, Department Chair for Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Faculty Athletics Representative.

As Dean, Dr. Maille will be responsible for leading the College of Arts and Education. The college generates more credit hours than any other college at OPSU. The college has several high profile majors and offers much of the general education curriculum that all students of OPSU complete.

Provost, Dr. Julie Dinger said, “I am confident in Dean Maille’s ability to lead the College of Arts and Education and look forward to good things from the college as faculty and students work alongside Dr. Maille to continue the tradition of excellence at OPSU.”

Prior to OPSU, Dr.Maille worked as a Pharmacy Technician in Lubbock, Texas. While being a Pharmacy Technician, he decided to start his college career. After deciding to pursue a major in history, Dr. Maille set his sights on earning his Bachelor’s and continuing to graduate school.

Dr. Maille earned a Bachelor of Arts in History, a Master of Arts in History, and a Doctorate of History all from Texas Tech University. He was the first to graduate college in his family.

Since working at Panhandle State, Dr. Maille has seen many students grow and succeed in their professional fields. He stated, “After all, the success of the faculty and staff at OPSU is directly connected to the success of our graduates. It’s amazing to look at our seniors and then think back about how they were as freshmen. It’s even more amazing to see them take a place in the world where, like me, they can experience the luxury of getting to enter a profession you love while simultaneously helping others to better themselves, contributing something good to society, and continuing to grow.”

Dr. Maille stated, “I want to make sure that I am contributing to the well-being of my university.” He continued, “There is much to build on and OPSU already has been laying the foundation for this sort of work.”

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