Log In

Patricia Bennett Sonnier Edit Profile

business management educator

Patricia Bennett Sonnier, business management educator.


Sonnier, Patricia Bennett was born on March 25, 1935 in Park River, North Dakota, United States. Daughter of Benjamin Beekman Bennett and Alice Catherine (Peerboom) Bennett Brenckinridge.


Associate of Arts, Allan Handcock College, Santa Maria, California, 1964. Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, University Great Falls, 1966. Master of Science, University North Dakota, 1967.

Doctor of Philosophy, University North Dakota, 1971.


Fiscal accountant United States Information Agency, Washington, 1954-1956. Public accountant Bremerton, Washington, 1956. Statistician United States Navy, 1957-1959.

Medical services accounts officer United States Air Force, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, 1962-1964. Instructor business administration Western New England University, 1967—1969. Visiting professor economics Chapman College, 1970.

Visiting professor University Southern California Systems, Griffith Air Force Base, New York, 1971-1972. Associate professor, director administrative management program Virginia State University, 1973-1974. Associate professor business administration Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1974-1981, professor management, 1982-1990, emeritus professor management, since 1990, university curriculum coordinator, 1984-1986, director administrative management program, 1974-1981, president Faculty Senate, 1981.

Member Interinstl. Faculty Senate, 1986-1990, president, 1989-1990. Executive director Business Enterprise Center, 1990-1992, Enterprise Center Los Angeles, Inc., 1992-1995. Commissioner Lafayette Economic Development Authority, 1994-2000, treasurer, 1995-1996, vice chairman, 1996-1997, chairman, 1997-1998, past chairman, 1998-1999, secretary, chairman building committee, 1999-2000.

Consultant process technical development Digital Equipment Corporation, 1981.


President, chairman board directors Administrative Organizational Services, Inc., Corvallis, 1976—1983, Dynamic Achivement, Inc., 1983—1992. Consultant Oregonians in Action, 1990—1991, secretary, 1999, 2000. Certified administrative managing president TYEE Mobile Home Park, Inc., 1987—1992.

Member Leadership Los Angeles, 1986. Del various conventions. Member parish council St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1998—2000, Risen Savior Church, 2005—2006.

Fellow: Association Business Communications (international board 1980-1986, vice president Northwest 1981, Second vice president 1982-1983, 1st vice president 1983-1984, president 1984-1985). Member: American Association of University Professors (chapter secretary 1973, chapter board directors 1982, president Oregon conference 1983-1985, chapter board directors 1984-1989, president chapter 1985-1986), Corvallis Area Chamber of Commerce (vice president chamber development 1987-1988, president 1988-1989, chair board 1989-1990, President's award 1986), Louisiana Business Incubation Association (secretary-treasurer 1993-1995), National Association Teacher Education for Business Office Education (president 1976-1977, chair public relations committee 1978-1981), Better Business Bureau (secretary 1994, treasurer 1995, vice-chair 1996, chair 1997, past chair 1998, secretary 1999, chair nominating committee 1999, chair public relations, Lafayette Blue Ribbon 1999—2000), National Business Education Association, Associated Oregon Faculties, American Vocational Association (nominating committee 1976), Administrative Management Society, Association Information Systems Professionals (chapter vice president 1977, chapter president 1978-1981), American Business Women's Association (chapter vice president 1979, president 1980, Top Businesswoman in Nation 1980, Business Associate of Year 1986), Albuquerque Federated Republican Women (hospitality chair 2003-2004, 1st vice president since 2004), Acadiana Republican Women (general chairman Louisiana Federation Republican Women's Clubs State Convention 1997, 1st vice president 1997-1998, president 1998—2000, assistant state Civil Air Patrol chairman 1999—2000, Ahrens for Governor Committee 2002), Rotary (co-chairman fundraiser committee 2002), Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis (president 1991-1992), Lafayette Rotary (community service director 1993-1994, board directors 1993—2000, treasurer 1995-1996, secretary 1996-1997, vice president 1997-1998, president 1998-1999, District 6200 Foundation award 2000), Rotary of Albuquerque del Norte (silent auction chair 2001-2002, deputy director international service committee 2002, district 5520 deputy director permanent fund, assistant governor 2003-2004, district 5520 foundation chair 2003-2006, district 5520 international chairman 2004-2006, chairman Shrimp Fiesta 2005, District 5520 Foundation award 2003, 2004, District 5520 Service Above Self award 2004-2005, District 5520 Foundation award 2005, District 5520 Service Above Self award 2005-2006, Rotarian of Year 2006-2007, 25 Year Perfect Attendance award), Sigma Kappa.


Married William McGregor Castellini (deceased). Married Cecil Sherwood Sonnier (deceased). Married Joseph N. Pagano.

Children: Bruce Bennett Wells (Nabil Subhani), Barbara Lea Ragland.

Benjamin Beekman Bennett Brenckinridge

Alice Catherine (Peerboom) Bennett Brenckinridge

William McGregor Castellini

Cecil Sherwood Sonnier

Joseph N. Pagano

Bruce Bennett Wells Sonnier (Nabil Subhani)

Barbara Lea Ragland Sonnier