Patience Bartunek, M.Ed.

Chief of Staff to the Managing Partner, TNG

Areas of Expertise

Title IX

Department/Cultural Assessments

Behavioral Intervention and Assessments

Informal Resolution

Speaking and Writing

Bartunek, P. & Dixon, D. (February 2023). Bringing Restorative and Transformative Justice together in the conduct process [concurrent session]. Association of Student Conduct Administrators Annual Conference

Bartunek, P., Hambleton, M., and Lewis, W.S. (2022) NCAA-Compliant Sexual Violence and Other Serious Misconduct Disclosure Policy Template. TNG.

Zdziarski II, E. & Bartunek, P. (2020) Types and Forums for Resolution. In D. Waryold & J. Lancaster (Eds.), Student conduct practice: The complete guide for student affairs professionals (pp. 84-100). Stylus Publishing, LLC

Bartunek, P. & Thompson, J. (February 2018). Lighting the pathway as you transition from a Public to a Private Institution [concurrent session]. Association of Student Conduct Administrators Annual Conference

Bartunek, P., Carnell, K. & Hopkins, B (October 2017). The Life of a Student Affairs Generalist [concurrent session]. OCPA Careers in Student Affairs Conference

Professional Organizations

American College Personnel Association (ACPA) – Member, 2019 – 2020, 2023- present

Association for Student Conduct Administration – Member, 2002 – current

Association for Student Conduct Administration – State Coordinator 2016 – 2017

Association for Student Conduct Administration – Faculty Fellow for Gehring Academy 2017

Association for Student Conduct Administration – Faculty for Gehring Academy 2018

Association for Student Conduct Administration – New Professional of the Year Award 2005

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) – Member, 2021 – present

Education

The University of South Carolina, Masters of Education in Student Personnel Services

Allegheny College Bachelor of Arts in English

Patience Bartunek, M.Ed.

Chief of Staff to the Managing Partner, TNG

“Never forget justice is what love looks like in public” – Dr. Cornell West

Patience L. Bartunek is the Chief of Staff to the Managing Partner (W. Scott Lewis) at TNG.  She provides t support to clients, engages in direct client consulting work, and serves as the operating coordinator for the TNG Expert Witness Program. 

Patience spent over 20 years working in Higher Education prior to her arrival at TNG.  She has been responsible for student conduct, policy creation and updates, diversity education, leadership development, student leader training, Clery reporting, fraternity/sorority life, and housing.  Additionally, she has served as a CARE team member, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Title IX Investigator, and Title IX Decision Maker.  Most recently she served as the Director of Student Conduct at the University of Mount Union where in 2019 she received the Jane Weston Chapman Award for recognition of her work for gender equity on campus and in the community.  She has also served as the Assistant Dean of Student Conduct and Director of Student Conduct at Arkansas State University, the Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life/Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs at the University of Toledo and the Coordinator of Student Conduct at Radford University. 

Patience holds a B.A in English from Allegheny College and an M.Ed. from the University of South Carolina.