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Audience in Lecture








The Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh


K. Chase Patterson was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After his studies at the University of Pittsburgh, Chase started his professional career at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh where he established the Black Male Leadership Development Institute (BMLDI), managed youth development programming, and taught at Wilkinsburg High School. Chase served as Chief DE&I Advisor to Covelli Enterprises, the federal liaison to the Departments of Homeland Security, Immigration, State, and Education on behalf of Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Doyle, and now as the CEO of the Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh region's oldest charter school. Before becoming CEO of the Urban Academy, Chase served in several capacities at the school as Trustee, Business Manager, and Chief Operating Officer. He led the rebranding, relocation, and renovation of the school to Larimer. Chase served four years as General Chairman of the Pittsburgh NAACP Human Rights Dinner and was Chairman of the Chuck Cooper Foundation and the Adonai Center for Black Males. He has served on several non-profit boards and currently, he serves as Chairman of the Larimer Consensus Group. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of the State of Black Learning. His leadership has been recognized locally and nationally in Pittsburgh Magazine, Whirl Magazine, the New Pittsburgh Courier, Ebony Magazine, and Black Enterprise. Chase is a proud member and formerly served on the National board of directors of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Chase and his son, also Chase, live in Pittsburgh's East Hills community.

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