McKenzie “Kenzie” Sorrells has hit the ground running – and no one should expect her to slow down any time soon.
Sorrells, who jumped in as director of wellness and the university’s popular BroncoFit program near the end of May, isn’t wasting any time. Because while many students and employees were taking at least a bit of a summer break, she was knocking on doors, meeting key people and assessing where the programs, activities, services and initiatives that make up student and staff well-being are housed.
Sorrells is a College of Health Sciences graduate; she completed the undergraduate kinesiology program in 2017. A former resident assistant, she pursued her passion for health education and wellness coaching at the University of Utah, where she earned her master’s in those areas. She then went to work for Utah State University – but Boise State, and the too good to pass up BroncoFit opportunity beckoned her back.
“I wanted to try something new,” she said. “I’m really passionate about creating a culture of well-being on campuses.”
BroncoFit, which was only about two years old when she was first on campus, has grown, along with the campus itself and the student and employee populations. Sorrells sees huge potential, not necessarily in terms of more programs, but easier, more understandable ways to serve up options for busy people across the spectrum of campus life. She hopes to focus on partnerships with existing programs to create a central wellness resource for students and staff.