The confident professor dared interviewers to ask her questions. With her enthusiasm and inviting personality, she has enjoyed teaching and advising students for many years.
Patricia L. Angulo is a new staff member for the CSS St. Paul campus. Although she is new to the extended campus management program, she is definitely not new to what she teaches and how she teaches it, specifically management and business leadership.
For Angulo, it all started when she had three years of professional acting under her belt. She was a character actress. Through acting, Angulo found that she was interested in finding what brings out the best and worst in people.
Professor Angulo has always been a student of people. “That is when I knew that I was going to help others by advising and teaching,” Angulo said.
“Patricia is delightful. She sees things in others that they do not even see in themselves. She is an encourager and stands up for her employees”
--Dr. Cheryl Bostrom
Before teaching, she was a counselor and supervised 13 chronically and mentally ill clients. This taught her a lot about how to deal with people. The experience also made her interested in teaching people.
Angulo designed and coordinated a variety of therapeutic activities including; music therapy, exercise, painting, storytelling, craft groups, outings all over the city, wheel chair dances, and many other activities for students to learn.
“Through these activities, I learned a lot about how students learn and the most effective way to teach them,” Angulo said.
Angulo has been a part of countless programs for helping others. Her favorite program that she was a part of was being able to coach and mentor faculty. She managed a graduate program with 20+ adjunct faculty and 60-70 students.
Another interesting program that she was a part of was representing the MAOL program within and outside Bethel University. This program is the Masters of Art and Organizational Leaders program. It is an online program that helps with leadership skills and what it means to be an ethical leader.
At Bethel, she advised 30-35 freshmen each semester on classes, student services available, and campus resources.
Today, she is beginning to teach more frequently. Human Resource Management was the first class Angulo taught at Bethel College.
“This class is what inspired me to teach many more courses about management, communications, and leadership classes,” she said.
Angulo continued teaching and advising, and has now taught 17 different courses. When asked which class was her favorite to teach she said, “Leadership in diverse cultures is my favorite course. Every time I teach this class I learn a lot about myself.”
It is not surprising that she learns a lot about herself because of her distinct teaching style. In her style of teaching, she looks at it as if it is a partnership with her students.
“That relationship is crucial,” Angulo said. “I like to have my students involved and link the criteria to them specifically.”
Angulo stressed the fact that we sometimes forget how to learn. She tries to get each and every student to walk out of the class with tools that will help them outside of the classroom.
Currently, Angulo is teaching and managing staff members at the CSS Saint Paul campus.
"Leadership in diverse cultures is my favorite course.
Every time I teach this class I learn a lot about myself.”
One person she hired to teach at the college is Dr. Cheryl Bostrom, who has worked with Angulo for many years at Bethel, and is excited to have the opportunity to continue to work with her today.
“Patricia is delightful. She sees things in others that they do not even see in themselves. She is an encourager and stands up for her employees,” Bostrom said.
These kind words were not surprising considering the type of person Angulo is. Patricia is the definition of a people person. She knows how to gain everyone’s trust. This is why Patricia is so good and teaching and managing people.
In her free time Angulo loves to bike, read, oil paint, and play the piano.
She has always been there for her staff and her students. She will continue to teach and manage staff until she feels like she is not doing a good enough job.
“Patricia is self aware,” Bostrom added. “She is a mature leader, and a very colorful person who reflects this on her students and staff.”