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Joelle Powers

By: danyalusk   Published 10:44 am / November 13, 2017

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Joelle Powers

Associate Dean
College of Health Sciences

Joelle Powers recently was awarded the 2017-2018 Boise State University Association of Office Professionals Administrator of the Year Award.

Powers was recognized for her contributions in the dean’s office and in social work education research for numerous Boise State social work programs. Powers was nominated by Ellie Pierce, academic advisor for the College of Health Sciences, who has worked with Powers since 2012 in the School of Social Work. Pierce was eager to nominate such an “extraordinary person whose knowledge, emotional intelligence and personality contribute in equal parts to make working with her both a pleasure and an honor.”

“I feel Dr. Powers’ qualifications truly exceed what is required of this award. But it’s not just the written qualifications that she meets; Dr. Powers’ passion, sincerity and old fashion gumption is what makes her the standout candidate for this award. Her support and respect for staff, not only in the dean’s office but across the college, I don’t think can be matched by any other administrator. She cares; truly cares; by words, actions and deeds,” said Alexis Rowland, senior business manager for the College of Health Sciences.

Shannon Eddins, administrative assistant for the online MSW program for the School of Social Work, also added, “I have never had a moment’s hesitation in going to Dr. Powers with a question or request, and she never fails to help me resolve whatever may be going on.”

Boise State Association of Office Professionals (AOP) is a professional organization for Boise State employees, classified and professional, in educational office support positions. The organization assists its members in reaching a professional level of excellence, promotes positive attitudes and encourages further training in specific fields relevant to each member’s responsibilities within the university. For more information about Boise State AOP, visit or contact membership chair Pam Robbins,