portrait of Patricia Sandler

Patricia Sandler

Director of Integrated Professional Development

Patricia leads Academic Impressions’ coaching programs, aimed at helping leaders successfully navigate the changing landscape of higher education. She integrates her experiences in academics, entrepreneurship, coaching, and the arts into her work. Patricia has been immersed in higher ed throughout her career and has held faculty and leadership positions in private and public universities and liberal arts colleges. Guided by a systemic approach, she is deeply committed to helping customers think and act critically based on a sound understanding of their institutional cultures.

Patricia grew up in South Africa and has a doctorate in cultural anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She loves the ocean and wide open spaces and enjoys music, dancing, tennis, martial arts, and hiking with her family and much-loved dog.