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Alexis Rowland Receives National Award

Alexis Rowland

Alexis Rowland, business manager for the College of Health Sciences, received the National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP) Administrator of the Year award during the annual NAEOP conference awards banquet on July 14 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Rowland began at Boise State in the summer of 2007 as the management assistant for the School of Nursing. She previously worked at the University of California Los Angeles for 17 years in various human resources positions including payroll; system support, training and special projects; and academic personnel manager. Rowland earned the Boise State College of Health Sciences Excellence in Staff Service Award in 2010 for her outstanding service to the college. She also received the Idaho Association of Educational Office Professionals Administrator of the Year award in 2015.

Rowland is an advocate for staff, encouraging staff to attend and arranging for financial support  for professional development opportunities. She wants her colleagues to excel and she achieves this through inclusion, respect and understanding the value of others – not just what she sees as important, but knowing what is important to her colleagues. She believes that showing support in both word and deed makes everyone better employees, better citizens and better individuals.

One of Rowland’s NAEOP award recommendation letters stated that Rowland “is fearless in terms of protecting and standing up for her employees. She will move mountains and make as many changes as needed to obtain equity for her staff. She has great vision and uses her leadership skills to put the pieces in place to realize the change – all the while advocating for her employees.”

“The College of Health Sciences has experienced tremendous growth in the past five years which has benefited Boise State students, regional health professionals and the state of Idaho. Many hard working people have been involved with the work that has been necessary to be successful in this endeavor. Alexis Rowland has been critical in this effort,” states Tim Dunnagan, dean of the College of Health Sciences. “She does her work with a positive attitude and a wonderful demeanor. Employees such as Alexis are the reason why the College of Health Sciences is successful. She is to be commended for her contributions. We are so proud of her being recognized nationally.”