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Patricia Lozada-Santone, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs College of Education San Diego State University As an assistant dean, Dr. Lozada-Santone finds herself wearing many hats. She’s a teacher, an adviser, and an advocate for students. Working to bridge the gap between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, Patricia says that she plays a role in empowering students to be successful. When students can’t find the services they need, she’s more than happy to problem solve to meet their individual concerns. “I enjoy my job tremendously,” says Patricia, “It’s time consuming, but the rewards are gratifying.” She also teaches Health Education for teachers, and is the faculty adviser for Kappa Delta Pi, a national honor society for educators. Patricia is also a member of the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Priority Team. If you’ve been to a restaurant and dined in a smoke-free environment, you have Patricia (and many of her colleagues) to thank. As a public health advocate, she worked hard to pass the California law banning smoking in public places. A second-generation SDSU alumna - the first was her mother - Patricia has passed the Aztec spirit on to her son, who currently attends SDSU. An Aztec at heart, Patricia has this to say about SDSU: “I’m very happy to be here, and tremendously enjoy my work on this campus.” With an exhausting schedule, Dr. Lozada-Santone finds rejuvenation through dancing and walking. “I love to dance. Dancing revives you,” says Patricia. She enjoys all types of music from the tango to the two-step. SDSU students appreciate her tireless dedication to them. (Bio from SDSU Division of Student Affairs TEAM Newletter-Spring 2005)