Patrick Williams challenges undergraduate students at Mays Business School to learn about who they are, what they stand for, what are they’re good at, and where they want to go. Using reflective learning and inquiry, Patrick helps students discover their values, strengths, and goals. Although Patrick interacts with Mays students in various roles, his objective remains a constant: to help lead out the best version of each undergraduate student he works with.
Patrick serves as the Assistant Director of the Undergraduate Advising Office for Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. In this role, Patrick supports the development of Mays students from their summer orientation conference through their first two years of academic advising. Ultimately, Patrick is concerned with helping students make meaning of all of their experiences at Texas A&M, in and outside of the classroom, as they journey toward choosing their major, their career, and their place in the world.
Patrick encourages student participation in high-impact learning experiences as a vital part of the undergraduate experience at Mays Business School. His primary support of this type of learning are his various roles related to the Mays portfolio process. He has conducted workshops on portfolio elements such as reflective learning and the Mays core competencies. He has worked with students in the BUSN 403 course, which is a semester-long portfolio building experience. Patrick is also the point person for the Martha L. Loudder Medal of Excellence, which is a graduation day distinction recognizing student participation and learning in a set of high-impact learning experiences.
Additionally, Patrick supports student participation in high-impact learning experiences at the committee level by serving as Mays Business School’s representative on the university Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Advisory committee and as chair of the Mays QEP committee.
Patrick has called College Station home for two decades. He enjoys spending most of his time with his four sons. His interests include the MBTI personality inventory, playing the electric guitar and reading anything related to the history of Major League Baseball.