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Dr. Rob Pack and Dr. Randy Wykoff Elected to Association Leadership Positions

Dean Randy Wykoff and Associate Dean Rob Pack have been elected by their peers to serve in senior leadership positions in the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).

ASPPH is the membership organization for all schools of public health and graduate programs in public health that are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. Currently, ASPPH membership includes almost one hundred different universities across the USA and in several other countries.

Associate Dean Rob Pack, who is also a professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health has been elected by his peers as the Co-Chair of the Academic Affairs section for ASPPH. Academic Affairs is one of four sections in ASPPH. Sections are "Professional development networks for senior faculty and staff with primary administrative responsibilities..." In this position, Dr. Pack works with staff to provide leadership for the group that includes Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Program Directors from the other ASPPH member institutions.

Dean Randy Wykoff, who is also a professor in the Department of Health Services Management and Policy, has been elected to serve as the Chair of the Education Committee for ASPPH, and in this capacity, will also serve as a member of the Board for ASPPH.

Dr. Wykoff stated "I am honored that Dr. Pack and I have been elected to serve in two of the most important capacities for the Association. Both "academic affairs" and "education" are vital parts of any public health education program, and to have both positions held by people from ETSU, reflects, I think, a growing national impact of our college."

Dr. Pack added “It is a privilege to be part of a group that has historically had such an impact on the quality and scope of public health education in the Nation. Key innovations in public health training have their origins in the Sections and Committees of the ASPPH and I truly appreciate the opportunity to help lead such a dynamic group."

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