SCC instructor will guide outdoor leadership standards

Paul Wolf, leader of Southwestern Community College’s Outdoor Leadership Program, has been chosen as a member of the international Association of Experiential Education’s accreditation council and standards committee.

Alongside other in countries including Canada, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Australia, Wolfe will work to create, maintain and uphold the standards and accreditation processes that the AEE sets for adventure programs and outdoor behavioral healthcare. The body and its members work to ensure professional and safe standards for programs around the world.

“Throughout his time at Southwestern, Paul has consistently raised the bar for our outdoor leadership program,” said Dr. Thom Brooks, executive vice president for instruction and student services. “He puts in hours that nobody will ever know about, and his sole focus is on ensuring that all students who go through his program are fully prepared to be successful when they graduate and go into the field. The fact that he’s also able to work on a prestigious international committee just speaks to his dedication and professionalism. We are extremely proud to have him as a member of the SCC family.”

Wolf, founding coordinator of the program, began SCC’s Outdoor Leadership Program more than 18 years ago, using a desk propped up by four cinderblocks and a wealth of knowledge. Without any template in place, Wolf created the now nationally known program from scratch.

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