Community Foundation(s): Central Minnesota
Award: 2008 ATHENA Award Recipient
Patt Adair, born in St. Paul, attended her first two years of college at St. Cloud State University before receiving a bachelor’s from Metropolitan State University. She started her corrections career in 1977 at the Women’s Prison in Shakopee. She became warden of The Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud, an adult male close custody facility, in October 1995.
The Women's Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation honored Patt Adair with the ATHENA Award in 2008 for her exceptional leadership and professional achievements.