Q&A: Patrick Troup


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Look for a story about Patrick Troup in the Feb. 10 issue of City College News. For now, get to know the interim vice president of Student Affairs on the surface level in this Q&A.

What’s your favorite food?

Gumbo. It reminds me of my mom. She made wonderful food and I love making it now.

What’s your favorite type of music?

Jazz and old school R&B.

What’s your favorite TV show?

The Wire, The Simpsons

What’s your dream vacation?

It would consist of being able to have a beach and waterfront activities and skiing.

What’s your favorite movie?

The Shining. I love horror flicks.

Pirates or ninjas?


Is the glass half full or half empty?

Half full.

What’s one thing on your bucket list?

I want to spend time on all the continents. No matter where I go, I want to be spending time with my son.

You’ve just won the lottery. What are you doing with your earnings?

First, I’ll be putting some aside for my family. Then I want to create a foundation to help underserved populations. It would involve scholarships for education both for postsecondary and also K-12 to provide opportunities to families to get their kids in education institutions for academic success.

Crust or no crust?


Summer or winter?


Rain or snow?

Snow. Living in Belgium, it rained a lot. It impacted my mood more than I thought it would.