Ivory Patten


Director of Emerald Youth University

(865) 637-3227

Ivory Patten is excited to be working at Emerald Youth Foundation leading Emerald University. She believes it is her calling to inspire, motivate and encourage others by growing their leadership capabilities. Ivory received her master’s degree with honors from the University of Tennessee in educational psychology and a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina in mass communications. 
Outside of work, Ivory is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 mediator and facilitates courses on leadership, personal and career development for the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education and University of Tennessee Conferences and Non-Credit Programs. 
Prior to Emerald, Ivory held human resource positions in government contracting, higher education and private industries. Her love for training and developing others stems from Philippians 4:8-9.
Ivory has a daughter, Kyan, and poodle, Nike. They enjoy kayaking, skiing, creating memories and exploring new adventures together.


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