Located in Taylor Hall

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.

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.

Faculty

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    Dr. Andrew Giacomazzi

    Faculty in Residence, Professor and Associate Dean in the School of Public Service (serving through Spring 2019)

    Andrew Giacomazzi received his bachelor’s degrees in Social Ecology and German from UC Irvine, and his Masters and Ph.D. (Criminal Justice and Political Science, respectively) from Washington State University. Giacomazzi was born in Northern California and grew up in Orange County, California. Giacomazzi was named Faculty Member of the Year by the Residential Housing Association at Boise State (2015), and the Golden Apple Award for outstanding teaching (2016). Giacomazzi has three children Morgan, Sydney, and Drew

    Andrew Giacomazzi received his bachelor’s degrees in Social Ecology and German from UC Irvine, and his Masters and Ph.D. (Criminal Justice and Political Science, respectively) from Washington State University. Giacomazzi was born in Northern California and grew up in Orange County, California. Giacomazzi was named Faculty Member of the Year by the Residential Housing Association at Boise State (2015), and the Golden Apple Award for outstanding teaching (2016). Giacomazzi has three children Morgan, Sydney, and Drew

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    Micah Wright

    Incoming Faculty-in-Residence, Lecturer in History and Global Studies (starting Summer 2019)

    Micah Wright received his Master’s degree in world history from Northeastern University and Bachelor’s degrees in History and English from the University of Central Florida. He is currently finishing his doctorate at Texas A&M University, where he specializes in Caribbean History and U.S.-Latin American Relations. Micah was born outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in West Virginia and Boston, Massachusetts. In his free time, he enjoys barbecue, fishing, hiking, and nerdy board games. He is joined by his wife, Dr. Katherine Wright (spouse-in-residence) and their cat, Atticus.

    Micah Wright received his Master’s degree in world history from Northeastern University and Bachelor’s degrees in History and English from the University of Central Florida. He is currently finishing his doctorate at Texas A&M University, where he specializes in Caribbean History and U.S.-Latin American Relations. Micah was born outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in West Virginia and Boston, Massachusetts. In his free time, he enjoys barbecue, fishing, hiking, and nerdy board games. He is joined by his wife, Dr. Katherine Wright (spouse-in-residence) and their cat, Atticus.