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Leadership and Engagement

Leadership and Engagement (LEC) provides support to first-year freshmen students who want to embark on a leadership journey. This journey requires a commitment from students and staff to support one another, while also engaging in community service and leadership activities throughout the year. The LEC is committed to academic success, with a focus on balancing academics, service, leadership, and social activities.

Why Should You Apply

If you are looking for a supportive, team-oriented housing environment that is more than just a place to live, but rather a home away from home, consider applying to the LEC.

All majors are welcome.

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Community Events

The LEC engages in a wide variety of events throughout the academic year, including a Boise River Float, community service projects, community dinners, Idaho Capitol tour, and spring retreat.

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Curriculum

The LEC leadership class meets on Tuesday afternoons and combines coursework with real-world experiences and life choices. We learn from one another and explore our unique leadership styles and attributes while practicing what we learn beyond the four walls of a classroom.

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Faculty

  • Dr. Michael Allen

    Faculty-in-Residence, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science

    Dr. Michael Allen teaches courses in international relations and conflict in the School of Public service as part of the Political Science program. Dr. Allen is entering his 10th year at Boise State and is thrilled to be working with first-year students on leadership, decision-making skills, and strategy as they embark on their college careers. In addition to seeing informed strategy as vital to navigating social, economic, and political venues, his hobbies include many activities that engage competitive decision-making through board, role-playing, and video games as all of those can serve as metaphors for interpersonal choices that we face. Dr. Allen is joined by his wife, Dr. Julie VanDusky-Allen, and their daughter Eleanor Allen and they all look forward to living with the incoming Leadership and Engagement cohort.

    Contact Dr. Allen: MichaelAAllen@boisestate.edu

    Dr. Michael Allen teaches courses in international relations and conflict in the School of Public service as part of the Political Science program. Dr. Allen is entering his 10th year at Boise State and is thrilled to be working with first-year students on leadership, decision-making skills, and strategy as they embark on their college careers. In addition to seeing informed strategy as vital to navigating social, economic, and political venues, his hobbies include many activities that engage competitive decision-making through board, role-playing, and video games as all of those can serve as metaphors for interpersonal choices that we face. Dr. Allen is joined by his wife, Dr. Julie VanDusky-Allen, and their daughter Eleanor Allen and they all look forward to living with the incoming Leadership and Engagement cohort.

    Contact Dr. Allen: MichaelAAllen@boisestate.edu