Leaving behind a robust and greatly
expanded program, Paul Parlato retired
as dean of Wittenberg’s School of
Community Education (SCE) after 26
years. During his tenure, SCE expanded
its program offerings, enhanced existing
programs and steadily increased the
number of non-traditional adult graduates.
Parlato also had a hand in transforming
the university’s summer session, including
campus courses, field studies abroad,
independent study and internships for
both traditional and non-traditional
students. The school also now administers
several notable summer academic camps.
Parlato attributes much of the success and growth of SCE to his staff, especially Barb
Mackey, director of community programs, who began at SCE the same year as Parlato.
“The job has been demanding,” he said. “But seeing kids at the summer camps have
experiences that change their view of the world, or watching the adults succeed – that
has been very satisfying.”