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Dean of the School of Public Service Search

Boise State has named Angela Bos as the new dean of the School of Public Service.

Angela Bos

“I am excited to support the mission of the School of Public Service to empower students as leaders in public service and to create high-quality research to address important public problems,” Bos said. “I will bring to the school my experience in supporting and expanding experiential learning opportunities that help students connect theory to practice in meaningful ways that help improve our communities.”

Bos is a professor of political science at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, where she also has served as associate dean for Experiential Learning and as chair of the political science department. In 15 years at the College of Wooster, her career has centered on creating transformative experiences for students and helping prepare them for careers in public service.

“Our students — and preparing them for a lifetime of making important
contributions to their communities and our state — is at the heart of all that we do at Boise State University,” said Boise State President Marlene Tromp. “Dr. Bos has embraced this student-focused approach throughout her career. We look forward to the many ways that her leadership as dean of the School of Public Service will positively impact our students, our faculty and staff who teach and support them, and the state of Idaho.”

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Position Overview

The Dean for the School of Public Service advocates for the school, while detailing and explaining its progress, successes, and struggles/challenges. The Dean serves on the Deans’ Council and the Administrative Council and is expected to participate in numerous efforts to improve the campus climate and increase the University’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

The Dean is responsible for managing the School’s budget as well as prioritizing resources in alignment with strategic goals in a financially sustainable manner. They serve as chief fundraiser for the School by developing, leading, and encouraging fundraising in support of the School’s goals and the goals of its programs, institutes, and centers by meeting with potential institutional and individual donors in line with metrics established by University Advancement. They are responsible for serving as the chief public figure for the School, representing it before a range of audiences, including the governor, state legislature, state agencies and boards, local officials, alumni, parents, and students.

The Search Committee