Chief of Staff


Martin A. Wilder, Jr.

Martin Wilder

Martin Wilder is currently Chief of Staff at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  He works closely with the President, providing essential advice and counsel on all matters related to the University.  Dr. Wilder has served in various administrative capacities at UMW since 1979. Wilder has overseen the institution’s student recruitment, admission, and enrollment functions.  He has also worked in the areas of external relations, communications, marketing, and student services.

Wilder previously worked as a guidance counselor and director of guidance in the Stafford County Public Schools.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History, a Master of Education in Counseling, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, all from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Dr. Wilder has been active in regional and national professional organizations, including the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).  He was a member of the School Board for Spotsylvania County, Virginia from 1994 through 2011 and twice served as school board chair.  He serves currently as a Board Citizen Community Member of the Mary Washington Healthcare organization.