Dr. Patricia A. Crook

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairsstudent on campus - Fiscal Affairs and Service Learning & Civic Engagement

Dr. Patricia A. Crook is a native of Nashville, product of the Davidson County Metropolitan Public Schools System, and the third of seven siblings of Mr. and Mrs. Buford and Jane Crook. She earned the Doctorate of Education in Administration and Supervision, Master of Public Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees from Tennessee State University. She also earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and Affiliate Real Estate Broker.

Dr. Crook is currently employed at Tennessee State University as an Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs-Fiscal Affairs (2006 to present) and is responsible for fiscal management of the division’s approximate $56 million unrestricted budget and fiscal affairs. She provides administrative oversight for the Department of Service Learning and Civic Engagement, chairs various committees, serves as a mentor for the President’s Fellowship Program, and executes other nonfinancial duties. Major accomplishments during the 2012 fiscal year were spearheading the development of an electronic procedures manual for Academic Affairs, joint presentations and publication of research associated with the development of the electronic procedures manual, and chairing a joint initiative of faculty and administrators to restructure the Freshman Orientation Service to Leadership course.

Other positions held during her 29 years of public service at Tennessee State University include Interim Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (2004-2006); Associate Vice President for Technology and Administrative Service (2002-2004) ; Associate Vice President for Business and Finance (1998-2002); Interim Vice President for Student Affairs (1990-1991); Assistant Vice President for Business and Finance (1989-1990); Bursar (1981-1989); Grant Administration Officer (1977-1981). During a seven years break from Tennessee State University (July 1991 through June 30, 1998) service, she served as a consultant and Executive Minority Intern for the Tennessee Board of Regents. Dr. Crook was employed as a Financial Analyst and Accountant/Account Clerk (1974-1977) for Vanderbilt University Hospital and a substitute teacher (1973-1974) for the Metro Board of Education.

Dr. Crook is a member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society,TSU National Alumni Association-Life membership, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and Greater Christ Temple Apostolic Church.

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