The School of Public and Population Health has named Professor Jaime Sand as its new Associate Director for Student Engagement and Impact.
Sand has worked with the school since 2004.
Experienced in program and emphasis coordination, Sand will take a comprehensive look at the school’s academic programs and student experiences.
“Ensuring a welcoming and accessible environment that supports students throughout their academic journey and into their experiences beyond the university has always been a priority for me and I’m excited to realize that at a school level,” she said.
The role is new for the school and Sand sees this as an opportunity to provide an even more coordinated effort between academic programs and as a cohesive student community.
“Engaging collectively will help us to enhance student support, improve communication and expand mentorship and leadership opportunities through student-centered programming,” she said.
Being part of the student experience — from helping a student find their classroom to helping students prepare for graduate school — is incredibly rewarding Sand says.
“I’ll tell anyone my favorite part of the job is the students,” she said. “I am so incredibly honored to be a part of their academic and professional journeys.”
Sand earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management, a Master of Arts and EdD in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from Boise State University. Prior to teaching, Sand was a health records analyst at a local hospital.