Monday, January 7, 2019

College Names New Dean for School of Health Sciences



Erica Koch Wight, director of the radiologic sciences program at Boise State University, has been named as the new dean of SLCC’s School of Health Sciences. She will begin her duties at the college on January 16.

At SLCC, Erica will oversee the SLCC’s broad range of health-related academic programs including: dental hygiene, medical assistant, surgical technology, mortuary science, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant, radiologic technology, nursing and respiratory therapy.  

Erica earned her associate’s degree in radiography from Mesa State College (now known as Colorado Mesa University) and her bachelor’s of science degree in radiography education emphasis from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. She also holds a master’s degree in education technology emphasis from Seattle’s City University and is a current doctoral candidate in higher education leadership at Grand Canyon University. Prior to her work at Boise State, she served as director of the medical imaging sciences program at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where she also worked as a professor.

In addition to her academic achievements and her work in higher education, Erica is published on the subjects of radiography and mammography, and she participates in the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, the accrediting body for programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance and medical dosimetry. She also has experience working in various clinical settings, including trauma, general diagnostic radiography and breast imaging.