February 1, 2015 (Boulder, CO)—Naropa University is honored to announce the newest addition to its board of trustees—alumnus and PassageWorks Executive Director, Mark Wilding. Wilding’s relationship with Naropa dates back twenty years, over which time he has contributed much to the university, including working in human resources, serving as the director of advancement and, in 2001, helping to found and direct Naropa’s Marpa Center for Business and Economics. He also continues to teach courses in Naropa’s MA Environmental Leadership program.
Mark Wilding serves as executive director at PassageWorks, a nonprofit that supports K-12 educators with professional development, publications, and curriculum resources. In addition to his administrative duties, Wilding teaches courses, facilitates conferences and dialogues, and presents keynotes and lectures. He is the co-author of The 5 Dimensions of Engaged Teaching (2013), a book for K-12 teachers. Wilding is a member of the Advisory Board of Convergence’s Re-Imagining Education Project, a member of the national Leadership Council for Contemplative Teaching and Learning at the Garrison Institute, and a board member of the Mackintosh Academy in Colorado.
About Naropa University (www.naropa.edu): Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private liberal arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014–15, Naropa University is a leader in contemplative education, an approach to learning and teaching that integrates Eastern wisdom studies with traditional Western scholarship. Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.