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Memorial Service for Robert Parden

We are saddened to report that Robert Parden, School of Engineering dean 1954-82, has passed away. Dr. Parden launched the graduate engineering program at SCU in 1959, offering "Early Bird" classes for working professionals eager to gain new skills in the technological hub that would become known as Silicon Valley. In 1978 he established the Department of Engineering Management and Leadership, which he chaired for thirty years. Colleagues will miss Bob's booming voice, melodious whistling, jovial demeanor and the vision and excellence he brought to the School of Engineering.

A memorial Mass service will be held:

Monday, July 28, 2014
11 a.m.
Sacred Heart Church
13716 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070

Please keep Bob and his family in your prayers.

The family asks that gifts made in his memory be designated to the SCU Dean's Engineering Excellence Fund.