Mark Wheeler is the Dean of Extended Studies at Boise State University. He works to improve educational access for adult learners and other nontraditional populations by offering programs that feature alternative formats and locations. Extended Studies’ programs include several off-campus sites, Distance Education, the Center for Professional Development, Boise State AfterWork, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Summer and Intersession Programs, and Concurrent Enrollment in high schools. In addition to increasing educational opportunities, Extended Studies programs strengthen the University’s engagement with communities, businesses, and schools.
Previously, Wheeler served in other Boise State roles: Dean of Enrollment Services, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, Director of Admissions, and Interim Registrar. He started his professional career as an Admission and Financial Aid Counselor at Lewis-Clark State College. Wheeler has a B.A. in English and a Master of Public Administration from Boise State University.
Mark splits his radio listening between KBSX and KBSU. If you see him in his car in the parking lot, he’s probably waiting for a Morning Edition or All Things Considered segment to finish. You’re also likely to see him on a local trail – walking, running or cycling.