Educational Events Coordinator, WHP KC
Executive Director, Integrated Enrollment Services
University of Houston
Dr. Patrick Lukingbeal is the director of UH wellness at the University of Houston. He received his Ph.D. in educational psychology and individual differences with an emphasis in higher education administration from the College of Education, and currently serves as an adjunct instructor in the Masters of Education in counseling program. He is passionate about helping students be successful while in college and promoting healthy decisions around all dimensions of wellness.
He has several years of progressive experience in various higher education capacities, including wellness and wellbeing, residence life, conduct and student activities. Previous to UH, he has worked at Rice University, Georgetown University, and Texas A&M University. On a national level, he serves as the educational events coordinator for the NASPA Wellness and Health Promotion Knowledge Community, is a member of the conference planning team for the NASPA Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership Conference, and has served as a past national co-chair of the NASPA Gender and Sexuality Knowledge Community. He is also a certified mental health first aid instructor through the National Council of Behavioral Health, and serves on the board of the Southeast Texas Chapter for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.