Senior Partner for Strategic Initiatives
Cameron Patterson is the senior partner for strategic initiatives of the Robert Russa Moton Museum. In this role, he provides support for special projects that advance the museum’s mission and vision. As the current vice president for student affairs at Longwood University, he also works to solidify a thriving partnership between the university and the museum.
As the executive director of Moton Museum from 2019 to 2023, Patterson led efforts to grow staffing support during his tenure, increase Moton’s presence across the Commonwealth, and expand programs and resources for young visitors. He is actively involved as a member of the Virginia Association of Museums, where he takes an interest in promoting museum advocacy efforts at all levels of government. In 2019, he was appointed by Governor Ralph S. Northam as a member of the Virginia African American Advisory Board.
Professionally, Patterson also supports numerous organizations and initiatives in the local community and across the Commonwealth, serving as a member of the State Board of Directors for the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities and a board member for Centra Southside Community Hospital, New College Institute, Families Moving Forward and the Virginia Children’s Book Festival.
A native of Lynchburg, Virginia, Patterson graduated from Longwood University with a bachelor’s degree in history in 2010 and a master’s in counselor education in 2017.