Leadership | South Hills School of Business & Technology

Our Leadership

S. Paul Mazza III

President

S. Paul Mazza III was appointed President of South Hills School of Business & Technology in the fall of 2015. The son of the founders of South Hills, S. Paul Jr. and Maralyn J. Mazza, Paul Mazza III has been actively involved in the school since it was founded in 1970. Maralyn Mazza served as the Director of South Hills until her retirement in 2008. With the passing of her husband in 2013, Maralyn Mazza became the President of South Hills, a position she held for over two years until the appointment of her son.

During his years working at South Hills, Paul Mazza III has worked in many capacities to bring his parents’ vision for the school to life. As teacher, administrator, computer system designer, and curriculum developer, Paul has contributed greatly to the reputation that the school has for sending graduates into the workforce with cutting-edge skills.

As Mr. Mazza said in an interview in November of 2015, “For several decades, the graduates of the South Hills School of Business & Technology have taken positions of responsibility in offices and facilities across central Pennsylvania, often serving as mentors in the internship process for more recent graduates. We are committed to maintaining that connection to our surrounding communities and preparing our graduates with the necessary skills to excel in their chosen careers.”

Read the full biography of S. Paul Mazza III.

Mark Maggs

Director

mmaggs@southhills.edu
814-234-7755

Mark Maggs has been the Director of South Hills School of Business & Technology since 2007.

Mark earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Lock Haven University. His diverse work experience includes multiple leadership positions in various industries: Mental Health Therapist in a State Prison, Orthopedic Rehab Specialist in a Community Hospital, Director of Therapeutic Recreation in a Subacute Care Unit, Pharmaceutical Sales, Owner of Orthopedic Device Sales Company, Director of Human Resources in the Lumber Industry, and Director of Operations in the Furniture Manufacturing Industry.

Carolyn L. Hettich

Assistant to the Director/Human Resources

A graduate of South Hills School, Carolyn is a published author. During her years at South Hills, she has worked in several capacities ranging from Office Manager to Instructor. She is an active member of the Human Resource Association of Centre County and currently serves as treasurer.

Susan Vidmar

Director of Education

svidmar@southhills.edu
814-234-7755

A graduate of Penn State in Speech Communications, Susan Vidmar currently serves as the Director of Education.

Susan has worked in education and academics at South Hills since 1990. She was a Program Coordinator, Internship Coordinator, and Instructor in the Business Administration—Management & Marketing program until she transitioned into her role in administration at South Hills in 2011.

Reana Donaldson

Assistant Director of Education

rdonaldson@southhills.edu
814-234-7755

Reana Donaldson has been an instructor in the Administrative Professional program at South Hills since 2005 and became the AP Program Coordinator in 2019. She also serves as Assistant Director of Education. She is a graduate of Juniata College with a degree in English and Education and is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with an MBA. She also holds a Master’s of Education in Adult Education and Training. She previously served as the Director of Education and Yearbook Club Advisor for the Lewistown Campus, which has since closed.

Reana brings her writing and office experience from her previous work in education and from various professional positions before she joined South Hills. She is involved in several community outreach programs.

Natalie Lombardo-Beaver

Director of Regulatory Affairs

nbeaver@southhills.edu
814-234-7755

Natalie Lombardo-Beaver has been the Director of Regulatory Affairs since July 2018.

Natalie earned her Bachelor of Science degree from California University of PA. She came to South Hills with nine years’ experience in Career Education in the areas of Operations, Admissions, and Career Services. Natalie currently serves as a Team Leader for the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). She is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Blair County and was a recipient of Altoona Mirror’s Blair County 20 under 40 award. Natalie currently resides in Altoona with her husband and two sons.

Holly Emerick

Campus Director/Director of Education, Altoona Campus

hemerick@southhills.edu
814-944-6134

Holly Emerick has been with South Hills School of Business & Technology since June 2003. She is a 2003 graduate of South Hills, earning an Associate in Specialized Technology degree in Computer Information Systems (now called Information Technology). At South Hills, she has worked as a summer Intern, High School Recruiter, Admissions Representative, Director of Admissions, Altoona Campus Director, and Altoona Campus Director of Education. She has gone on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Professional Studies: Math, Science, & Computer Science from Mount Aloysius College in 2006 and her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Francis University in 2010.

Todd Estright

Assistant to the Director, Altoona Campus

testright@southhills.edu
814-944-6134

Todd Estright has been with South Hills since October 2011. Todd graduated from South Hills in September 2011 with an AST degree in Computer Information Systems (now called Information Technology). He has over 15 years of experience in customer service and has worked in our Financial Aid department as well as the Business Office before being named Altoona Director in early 2018.

Kari Lynn Schlegel

March 4, 1992—December 15, 2016

Kari Schlegel was born in March 1992 and graduated from South Hills in September 2012.

The Kari Lynn Schlegel Memorial Gallery is named in memory of Kari Schlegel, a lifelong Bellefonte resident and 2012 graduate of the Graphic Arts program at South Hills.

Kari was often the exclamation point in any story about the Class of 2012. Her effervescent good mood, enthusiasm, and seemingly endless supply of optimism and positive spirit was infusive, lighting up the classroom.

Kari (right) is shown with her beloved sister, Mindy.

Her classmates still laugh at the memory of Kari wearing her bunny slippers on the Graphic Arts field trip to New York City. Groan-worthy puns and jokes? Kari had a volume of them. She delighted in sharing stories and photos of her four beloved cats as well as trivia and tales of Harry Potter and Disney World. She was a rare combination of innocence, maturity, trust, and hope. She was filled with a joy of life and an unconditional love for her friends, her family, her pets… and people she just met. That was Kari Schlegel.

Kari dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow for the South Hills “BooFest” Halloween party in 2012.

She loved her school, even coming back to audit several GA classes after graduating. Kari also particularly enjoyed returning to South Hills every summer to perform as part of the Music Picnic Series with the Bellefonte Community Band.

Kari died December 15, 2016, in a tragic automobile accident. It’s a loss everyone who knew her still feels. In the end, Kari truly lived her life with passion and joy, treating others as she wanted to be treated: with love, compassion, and respect.