Join the Women’s Business Council for a luncheon featuring Dr. Patricia Sims, president of Drake State Community and Technical College. Dr. Sims has been president of Drake State, a Historically Black Community College, since 2018. Under her leadership, it has seen a significant increase in state and federal funding, has increased strategic partnerships, and expanded its program offerings. During lunch she will share her professional journey and tell us more about her life’s work, empowering others to reach their goals and obtain success.
This is a great opportunity to hear from one of Huntsville’s highly accomplished and inspiring leaders.
Space is limited, please register today!
Dr. Patricia G. Sims
Dr. Sims is the president of Drake State Community and Technical College, an HBCU in Huntsville, Ala. She leads Drake State with a spirit of excellence and brings to the institution an in-depth knowledge of higher education and administration and an unbridled enthusiasm for student success. With over 25 years of experience, Sims is committed to ensuring that students have both the access and training needed to transform their lives.
As president, Sims has developed partnerships with business and industry, created new opportunities and pathways for students, and worked to increase resources to support student achievement. Under her leadership, Drake State has seen a significant increase in state and federal funding, has increased enrollment, and expanded its program offerings. Sims has been recognized for her work locally and across the state. In 2021, she was recognized by Yellowhammer as a Woman of Impact in the state of Alabama and named by the Alabama Media Group as a member of the 2019 Class of Women Who Shape the State of Alabama. Sims is also a recipient of the 2019 Huntsville Progressive Alumni Chapter of Alabama Agriculture and Mechanical University’s Outstanding Alumni Award.
Dr. Sims holds an Ed. D. from Vanderbilt's Peabody College of Education, an M.A. from Alabama A&M University, and a B.S. from the University of West Alabama.