Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) Places Dean, College of Health Sciences at Boise State University

(March 2024, WEST HARTFORD, CT) Following a national search, Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES), a leading higher education focused executive search firm, is pleased to announce the successful placement of Joelle Powers securing the role as the Dean of the College of Health Sciences at Boise State University.

Dr. Powers has extensive experience as a visionary leader throughout Health Sciences in higher education. Powers has served as Senior Associate Dean of the College of Health Sciences and as Interim Divisional Dean for the School of Social Work at Boise State. Currently, Dr. Powers also serves as the chair of the St. Luke’s Health System Treasure Valley Community Board. Powers earned a doctorate in social work from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, a Master of Social Work from San Diego State University, and a bachelor’s degree in family life sciences from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.

Boise State University is nationally recognized for its trailblazing innovation. Often described as “Blue Turf Thinking” after their iconic football field, this mindset shapes the scrappy, creative, and boundary-breaking style of their academic enterprise. The university fosters a culture of innovation by inviting and rewarding the engagement of the whole community in their evolution and by building structures that incentivize creativity and bold new ideas. Boise State’s College of Health Sciences (COHS) is a priceless community resource with a well-earned reputation for engaging and partnering with industry leaders and remaining in-sync with emerging trends including population and community health, and value-based healthcare. The COHS enhances the reputation of the university, improves the quality of life in the region, and supports Idaho’s position in the nation and the world.

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