Mason Appointed Chief Student Affairs OfficerDecember 6, 2018
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has named Patience A. Mason, MEd,
of Lawrenceville, Georgia, as its new Chief Student Affairs Officer effective November
26, 2018. In this role, Mason leads the student affairs operations, programs and functions at the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the Suwanee and Moultrie,
Georgia, campuses. She will oversee student activities, clubs and organizations, in
addition to career, academic support, counseling and disability services, student
recreation and fitness, and selected campus events for more than 2,800 students.
Mason, who will work with students at PCOM, GA-PCOM and the developing PCOM South Georgia, said, “Student Affairs is in a unique position to be able to help our students be
successful and achieve their goals. The college is growing and to be a part of that
growth is very exciting and meaningful to me.” Having been a part of the college for
almost 12 years, she added, “We have an incredible cohort of faculty and administrators
who are dedicated to our students. I am looking forward to working with them to make
a difference in the lives of all PCOM students.”
Mason, who has served as the PCOM interim chief student affairs officer since July
2018, has directed the Center for Student Affairs at GA-PCOM in Suwanee, Georgia,
since 2012. In addition, she served as the associate director of the Center for Student
Affairs from 2007 to 2012. Prior to joining PCOM, Mason was the director of student
life for Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta, Georgia, and a first year counselor at
Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, New Jersey.
PCOM Provost Ken Veit, DO, MBA, said, “Ms. Mason is respected on all PCOM campuses. She has the professional experience
and attributes to immediately contribute to the overall mission of PCOM in the challenging
field of student affairs and in the growth of our academic institution.”
Mason currently serves on the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
Empathy and Diversity committees, and on the Student Affairs Council. At GA-PCOM,
Mason has served on the Student Progress and Evaluation Committee, the Campus Crisis
Management Team, the PCOM Diversity Committee, and as an advisor to the Student National
Medical Association. She is a 2018 graduate of Leadership Gwinnett.
Mason earned a master‘s degree in education with a specialization in higher education
administration from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, and a bachelor
of arts degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana.
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About PCOM Georgia
Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated
to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied
history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and
physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science,
and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM
Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service
to the wider community. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center,
an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
For more information, visit pcom.edu/georgia or call 678-225-7500.
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