Lair, Patrick


Patrick Lair

Patrick Lair has been at Dakota County Technical College since 1997.  He is currently DCTC’s Director of Student Success after serving 15 years as the college's Admissions Director.  He has a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from the College of St. Catherine and a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy/Music Education from Ohio University.

He worked as a clinical music therapist with children, adolescents, and adults for over nine years in a mental health/addictions hospital.  He is the former Program Coordinator of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine, past Director of Student Services at Music Tech (now McNally Smith College of Music), and was a District Representative for Lutheran Brotherhood.  Patrick has served as an organizational development consultant and facilitator for businesses and organizations.

He is a former entertainer and is often called on to speak to church groups, community organizations, schools, and businesses on the benefits of humor and laughter.

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Patrick Lair
Director of Student Success