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Carl Vernon Patton, American academic administrator, educator. Member American Planning Association, American Institute Certified Planners, Association Collegiate Schools of Planning (vice president 1985-1987, president 1989-1991), Atlanta Chamber of C.


Patton, Carl Vernon was born on October 22, 1944 in Coral Gables, Florida, United States. Son of Carl V. and Helen Eleanor (Benkert) Patton.


Bachelor of Science in Community Planning, University Cincinnati, 1967. Master of Science in Urban Planning, University Illinois-Urbana, 1969. Master of Science in Public Administration, University Illinois-Urbana, 1970.

Master of Science in Public Policy, University California-Berkeley, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy, University California-Berkeley, 1976.


From instructor to professor University Illinois, 1968—1983, director Bureau of Urban and Regional Planning Research, 1977—1979, professor, chairman department, 1979—1983. Professor, dean School Architecture and Urban Planning University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1983—1989. Vice president academy affairs, professor political science, geography and urban planning University Toledo, 1989—1992.

President Georgia State University, Atlanta, 1992—2008.



Fellow University Illinois Center Advanced Studies, 1973—1974. Chairman Community Development Commission, Urbana, 1978—1982. Member Civic Design Center, Milwaukee, 1983—1987, City Milwaukee Art Commission, 1988—1989, Toledo Vision, 1989—1992, City Toledo Board Community Relations, 1990—1992, Georgia Research Alliance, Atlanta Convention Visiting Bureau, 1995—2005, Woodruff Art Center, 1996—2006, Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority, since 2008, Doctor of Business Administration Grady Memorial Hospital, since 2008, Fox Theatre, Georgia Council Economic Education, Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership.

Chair Centennial Olympic Park Area Inc., 1998—2000, Grady (Hospital) Healthcare, Inc., 1998—2000, Atlanta Reg. Council, since 1998, Central Atlanta Progress, 2000—2003. Co-chair Atlanta Belt Line Task Force, 2004—2005.

Board directors, chair The Atlanta Downtown Partnership, 1997—2000. Fellow: American Institute Certified Planners. Member: Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber C., Association Collegiate Schools of Planning (vice president 1985-1987, president 1989-1991), American Planning Association.


  • Other Interests

    Racquetball, photography, travel.


Married Gretchen West, July 29, 1967.

Carl V. Patton

Helen Eleanor (Benkert) Patton

Gretchen West