As dean of admission, Patricia DeBolt leads a team of 30 admission, recruitment, special events and operations professionals responsible for enrolling new undergraduate students. DeBolt has been at The University of Tulsa since 2010, serving in various roles in the Collins College of Business and the Office of Admission. She works with faculty, staff, students, alumni and prospective students using a focused, team-oriented approach to new student recruitment, inviting the best and brightest students from across the country to join the Golden Hurricane family.
DeBolt is an involved member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling, participating with the Great Plains regional division. She has presented on operational excellence and change management in college admission at national and regional conferences. She is a graduate of College Board’s Enrollment Leadership Academy and is a member of Leadership Tulsa Class 67.
DeBolt holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in journalism and mass communication and an MBA from TU.