Wykoff, Pack elected to leadership positions in national public health association

Wykoff or Pack

JOHNSON CITY (March 27, 2015) – East Tennessee State University’s College of Public Health 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 100 different universities across the United States and in several other countries.

Pack, who also serves as a professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at ETSU, has been elected the co-chair of the Academic Affairs section for ASPPH. Academic Affairs is one of four sections in ASPPH that offers professional development networks for senior faculty and staff with primary administrative responsibilities. 

In this elected position, Pack works with staff to provide leadership for the group that includes associate deans for Academic Affairs and program directors from other ASPPH member institutions.

Wykoff, who is also a professor in the Department of Health Services Management and Policy at ETSU, 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 ASPPH board. 

“I am honored that Dr. Pack and I have been elected to serve in two of the most important capacities for the Association,” Wykoff said. “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.”

Pack called it 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,” Pack added.

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