Karlos Patton begins his second year with North Texas athletics as an academic advisor. He will be working with the men’s and women’s basketball teams, and the men’s and women’s track teams.
Patton’s primary responsibilities will be to counsel student-athletes regarding information about their interests, aptitudes, abilities, and other personal characteristics, to create and implement programs related to student-athlete’s success and retention, and to consult on difficult issues or exceptions related to assisting students-athletes.
Patton is no stranger to the University of North Texas. He worked in the College of Arts of Sciences before moving over to athletics. Prior to North Texas, he was an administrator for special education programs at the Memphis Academy of Health Sciences in Memphis, Tenn.
Patton earned his bachelor’s degree in mass communication/Spanish from Grambling State and received his master’s degree in business management from Colorado Technical University. He is working on his doctorate in developmental education (emphasis on curriculum and instructional design) from Grambling State.
He is a U.S. Army veteran and has 10-plus years experience as a special education teacher. He also spent three years teaching at the college level at Grambling State.