Patrick Chinn


After working in the private sector with two software firms, I joined the University of Oregon in 1995. Since then, I've worked in a multitude of roles: communications director, computer sales manager, lead IT support for several departments, central Help Desk manager, student manager, project and event management, magazine editor, web development team member, web content manager, and IT communications. Outside of work, I spend time running, playing soccer, and enjoying the beautiful state of Oregon.

In EDUCAUSE, I have presented at several conferences, and I served as a cabinet member of the IT Communicators' constituent group (2014 to 2015).

At the University of Oregon, I am a member of the Officers of Administration Council; I'm currently the co-vice chair. Within my department, Information Services, I am the chair of the Operations Team (2012 to present) and a member of the Information Services Leadership Team (2012 to present).

I'm also a NorthWest Academic Computing Consortium Leadership Program Fellow and attended the EDUCAUSE Management Program in 2011.

EDUCAUSE Presentations


EDUCAUSE Primary Representative
ELI Member
ECAR Subscriber

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • Institute Management Program Faculty
    • PROGRAM, 2016 - 2019
  • EDUCAUSE 2013 Program Committee
    • PROGRAM, 2013 - 2013