Patrick Leary, Ed.D., CHE

Associate Professor  |  Sports, Entertainment, Event – Management (department chair)
College of Hospitality Management
Providence Campus



Patrick Leary has created sports marketing programs for Boston College and Providence College Athletics, and Sports Action Brands at Hasbro, Inc. He is a three-time Boston Marathon runner (2:47:00), co-founder of the Cox Rhode Races and helped develop Providence College’s Friar 5K.

Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, Northeastern University, Massachusetts
M.A., Sports Administration, Canisius College, New York
B.A., History, Providence College, Rhode Island


  • event management; intercollegiate athletics; international group travel; road race management; sponsorship; sports industry trends; sports internship programs; sports marketing