UCA Selects New Principal
Troy Patzer has been named the new principal for Upper Columbia Academy.
Patzer has been an asset to UCA for over 10 years. He began as a business intern in the accounting department in 1997, going on to become the treasurer/accountant after graduating from Walla Walla University with his business degree.
In 2004, Patzer completed his masters in business administration and also became the vice principal of UCA for student administration. In 2008, he received an administrative certificate from the NPUC in conjunction with Walla Walla University.
As principal, Patzer says he plans to help UCA reach its goals in both mission and finances. “I want to make a difference in people’s lives now and for eternity,” he says.
Marvin Mitchell served as interim principal for the previous year and will now be free to return to retirement. Patzer, the vice principal for the past four years, will be the first UCA alumnus to become principal in recent years.
When asked how he feels about being principal-elect, Patzer responded, “Because of the great students and staff at UCA, I am excited for the possibilities that will arise over the next few years.” He is looking forward to working with students while adding to UCA’s rich history.