St. Cloud State University Foundation

Patricia Sparks '79

School of Public Affairs


Brad Goskowicz

Patricia Cherrey Sparks, J.D., recently retired after 32 years in the legal publishing business.  After graduation from the University of Minnesota Law School, Pat was in law practice for two years before joining West Publishing as a Legal Production Coordinator.  Her career continued under Thomson Reuters as a Principal Legal Editor and then Team Coordinator, closing as the Production Operations Manager at West Academic.

Pat has also served as one of the founding board members of two local organizations, the Flying Pigs Track Club, and the Eagan Volleyball Booster Club, serving as vice-president for the former and president for the latter.  Pat, her husband, and brother (all SCSU grads), are part-owners/investors in an all-natural ice cream business, Salti-Sweet Ice Cream Factory, located in Littleton, Colorado.

Pat has a B.A. in Political Science from St. Cloud State University (1979) and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School (1982). 

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