The School of Public and Population Health has named Associate Professor Mac McCullough as its new Associate Director for Community Engagement and Impact.
McCullough joined Boise State in 2022 as an associate professor and director of public health agency partnerships for the School of Public and Population Health.
For McCullough, seeing the excitement of students engaged in the community and the work being done by faculty across the state motivates him to help grow the school’s connection to Idaho.
“This role is really here to support and provide some underlying infrastructure to make sure that we put our best foot forward and that the community can count on us as a partner today and into the future,” he said.
One of the larger aspects of this new role, McCullough says, will be to build relationships and trust among Idaho communities, organizations and entities.
“This new role is really a recognition by the school that there is a lot of time and work that goes into building relationships and creating opportunities for students, faculty and staff to do impactful work here in Idaho and beyond,” he said.
McCullough says it’s never a question what motivates faculty staff and students as part of a mission-driven and student-centered school.
“It’s fun to get to work with talented, accomplished, fun people like the students, faculty, and staff here at SPPH,” he said.
Before joining Boise State, McCullough served in a dual role as both tenured faculty at Arizona State University and as a health economist at the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.
McCullough was recently named as a “40 Under 40 in Public Health” honoree by the de Beaumont Foundation.