Mark Wilding

Board Co-Chair; Trustee, Elected 2014
Boulder, Colorado
MA, Naropa University; BS, State University of New York and Syracuse University

Mark Wilding is the Executive Director of PassageWorks Institute, a nonprofit that supports K–12 educators with professional development, publications, and curriculum resources. In addition to his administrative duties, Mark 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.

Before joining PassageWorks in 2008, Mark was a staff and adjunct faculty member of Naropa University. Mark joined Naropa in 1994, and served as Administrative Director of Environmental Studies, Human Resources Officer, and Director of Advancement. In 2001, Mark helped found and direct Naropa’s Marpa Center for Business and Economics. Mark participated in the startup of a public computer software company in 1985 and served on the board and in several roles until he left as President and CEO in 1993.

Mark is a member of the Advisory Council of Education Reimagined, a national organization committed to accelerate the growth of a transformational, learner-centered education movement.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.