As the Coordinator of Special Scholarships Mark works closely to support a select group of undergraduate scholarships dedicated to students from across the campus. He works closely with the Office of Student Finance, the University of Minnesota Foundation, One Stop Student Services, the Office of Admissions, the Office of Undergraduate Education, and the undergraduate colleges to monitor and support student progress. As the Director of Campus Advising Initiatives, he teams with the undergraduate colleges, as well as campus committees and work groups on developing and supporting advising initiatives. Mark also works with the Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education on various initiatives relating to the undergraduate experience.
Mark has worked in higher education and student affairs for over 40 years. He has served in a full range of staff and leadership positions in areas such as admissions, orientation, scholarships, advising, and career services. He has also been active in professional associations. He earned his undergraduate and master's degrees at Minnesota State University—Mankato, and has taken advanced coursework at the University of Minnesota — Twin Cities.