Osborne earns promotion to VP of Graduate & Adult Education at Trevecca

Trevecca Nazarene University has promoted Dr. Patrick Osborne to vice president of graduate and adult education, school officials announced.

Osborne has served in academic leadership roles at Trevecca since 2019, and was named an associate provost earlier this year. Previously, he worked as a vice president and general manager with Lamar Advertising, where he gained experience in a variety of markets over the course of 16 years.

“Besides providing great leadership, Patrick has been instrumental in creating connections and partnerships for strategic growth at Trevecca,” Provost Dr. Tom Middendorf said. “We’re excited about our direction as he takes on an expanded role in our programming for non-traditional students.”

This summer, Osborne helped Trevecca obtain a $1 million Tennessee Department of Education grant that will allow teachers statewide to earn free endorsements in either special education or English as a second language through TNU. 

A 2015 graduate of Trevecca’s Doctor of Education in leadership program, Osborne earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Morehead State University.

Osborne has served with the Nashville Sports Council since 2012. He is an alumni board member at Morehead State, where he’s also established a scholarship fund, and is a past alumni board member with the Ohio Valley Conference. He has also served as vice president of the Outdoor Advertising Association. In the community, Osborne has contributed support to a number of local organizations, including Grace Church of the Nazarene, the Nashville Rescue Mission, Second Harvest Food Bank, the Wounded Warrior Project and House2Home Nashville.

Patrick Osborne can be reached at 615-947-7704 or psosborne@trevecca.edu.

Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian university in the heart of Nashville focused on preparing students for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1901, Trevecca is committed to holistic education that encourages students to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. In addition to its historic main campus near downtown Nashville, Trevecca offers two other locations across Tennessee, and online classes worldwide. With students from 47 states and 39 countries, Trevecca offers 20 associate degrees, 81 undergraduate majors, 25 master’s programs, and three doctoral programs as well as specialist and certificate programs.

Trevecca has been recognized recently with a national university listing in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges; a doctoral university classification from the Carnegie Foundation; and a statewide top 10 listing by WalletHub’s 2021 College and University Ranking.