Brian PatchcoskiBrian Patchcoski is the Director of the newly created LGBTQ Services Office and is joining Dickinson from Penn State where he served as the Assistant Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally Student Resource Center. Brian holds a Master of Education degree in College Student Affairs/Higher Education from Penn State and a Bachelor of Science degree in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Scranton. As the Assistant Director of the Center at Penn State, Brian has held primary responsibility for the programming offered to the University community – inclusive of National Coming Out Week, Pride Week, the LGBTA Lecture Series, the LGBTQ Mentorship Program and other social justice related initiatives. He has also supervised student interns, advised student organizations, facilitated discussion groups, and has served as the Mid-Atlantic Representative for the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals offering resources for students and staff on a national level.
Director, Office of LGBTQ Services
Over the past five years, Brian has worked extensively providing trainings and discussions with students, staff, faculty, and alumni exploring issues of sexuality and gender identity. While at Penn State, he has also taken part in several national research projects examining student identity development and campus climate. Since Brian’s arrival at Dickinson, he has been networking with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to learn about the great work already started at Dickinson. As the spring semester nears, Brian is excited to begin new educational trainings and programs for the College community.