Patricia Cottonham

Dr. Patricia Cottonham
  • Leadership
  • Vice President for Student Affairs


Dr. Pat Cottonham is vice president for Student Affairs.

She is responsible for coordinating various non-academic departments that relate directly to the well-being of UL Lafayette students and is also a liaison with the student body.

Cottonham's UL Lafayette career includes working in financial aid for 14 years, serving as financial aid director for four of those years, and serving as associate dean of Student Life and director of Greek life for 10 years. She was interim dean of Student Affairs from December 2008 until she was appointed vice president for Student Affairs in 2014.