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Judith Sumner
Assistant Provost // 303-546-3516

Judith serves as the liaison to academic departments for budget development, financial management, and enrollment management and planning. Her work includes providing financial projections, needs assessments and other research and data to support new program development and assess the financial health of existing programs and departments. Prior to joining Academic Affairs, she served Naropa through positions in the Finance Department and the Office of Undergraduate Education. She brings a systems view and a commitment to working collaboratively with departments to build strong, sustainable academic programs for Naropa students. 

Janine Ibbotson
Assistant Dean, Academic Programming & Accreditation // 303-245-4813

Janine assists the university with project management and the development of new academic programs. She also assists with university accreditation efforts. A Speech Communications graduate of the University of Illinois, Janine holds a MA in Education, Instructional Technology from San Jose State University and brings a unique blend of talents combining service orientation, instructional design skills and a passion for collaborative teamwork. Janine has been at Naropa since 2006 and during that time she has served and worked closely with staff members in both Academic Affairs and the President's Office.

Jirka Hladiš
Director of Online Curriculum Development // 303-245-4702

Jirka is responsible for the distance learning division at Naropa University. He carries on development of the online curriculum, does the assessment of the online campus, analyzes trends in online environment and supports online faculty and their training. His passions are bringing the unique Naropa education to students who cannot move to Boulder and delivering genuine contemplative education in the online medium. Jirka has been with Naropa since 1996 as a student, adjunct faculty and a staff member. He holds MA degrees both in Mechanical Engineering and Buddhist Studies.

Susan Martich
Administrative Coordinator // 303-245-4677

Susan has been at Naropa since 2002. Before joining Academic Affairs, she served as administrative director in the departments of Religious Studies and Environmental Studies. A graduate of Indiana University, Susan also holds a MS in human resources management and development from National-Louis University. She brings strong organizational and administrative skills gained from numerous years in human resources management and development, and is responsible for overseeing the standardized instructor evaluation process and annual contract issuance.