Planning has begun for a new School of Public Service building at Boise State, to be located across University Drive from the Micron Business and Economics Building on the southwest corner of campus. It will bring together the School of Public Service administrative offices, centers and academic programs — criminal justice, environmental studies, global studies, military science, political science, public policy and administration, and urban studies and community development.
“Our school has been working to tear down disciplinary boundaries and build new programs across academic disciplines. This will bring our faculty together and help ensure we are working in a collaborative way to build these programs,” said School of Public Service Dean Corey Cook.
Space in the building also will be designed for the School’s affiliated centers, the Andrus Center for Public Policy, Frank Church Institute, Idaho Policy Institute, and the Center for Idaho History and Politics, making them more accessible to students.
“Each of them aspires to become a greater part of the academic life of our university,” Cook said.