Mark Englert, Ph. D.
Leadership Facilitator 

Dr. Mark Englert completed a 38-year career as an educator when he retired from the Northern Wyoming Community College District in December 2018. He started his career as a teacher and coach in a small rural town in Wyoming. Then, was dedicated to NWCCD in a variety of roles. Mark has excelled at coaching basketball and as the Athletics Academic Coordinator for NWCCD in Sheridan, WY. He served 9 seasons as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach, becoming one of the winningest coaches in Sheridan College Women’s Basketball history. 

 Mark followed a leadership career path that presented opportunities to take on new responsibilities like being the Business and Social Sciences Division Chair, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Acting Chief Academic Officer, Chief Student Affairs Officer, and the Vice President/CEO of Gillette College from 2010-2018. Mark earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Northern Colorado, a Master of Science from the University of Wyoming, and his Ph.D. from Colorado State University. 


Christina Perry

Director of Organizational Learning

Dr. Christina Perry has over 20 years’ experience working within the judicial system, higher education, and business sector, promoting continuous improvement by identifying gaps and implementing solutions.

A Wyoming native, Christina earned a B.A. in International studies from the University of Wyoming. She spent her formative years studying and working abroad and is fluent in French and Spanish.

Christina holds a M.S. degree in Project Management from Southern New Hampshire University, and an Ed.D. degree in Leadership from Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on building supportive community networks to improve outcomes for children aging out of foster care.


Dean Welch
Leadership Facilitator 

Dean Welch has over 30 years of Leadership experience in both the military and law enforcement. During his 23 years in the Navy, he worked on shipboard weapons systems, recruiting as a drill instructor and leadership facilitator.

After retiring from the military as a Senior Chief Petty Officer, he worked as a wireline field specialist in the oil and gas industry, before beginning a second career in law enforcement.

As a peace officer for over 14 years in Wyoming, Dean has held positions as a patrol officer, detective, patrol sergeant, hostage negotiator, and now as a detective sergeant. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Homeland Security.