Biography: Chuck Kozel is an Associate Professor and has extensive experience including full-time teaching experience in professional preparation in undergraduate and graduate university public health science degree programs, and practice and leadership experience at local, state, regional, national and international levels in community health education, public health, and healthcare. Served on the National Society of Public Health Education Board of Trustees, for Professional Preparation 2011-2014, and as a House Delegate Trustee 2008-2009. Research interests include innovative health promotion advocacy, leadership and policy development, U.S. Mexico border health, and healthier aging. The current research focus is on Health Promotion Agenda-Setting for health promotion advocacy, leadership, and policy development for healthier aging and health equity. Recognized by NMSU with the Rousch excellence in teaching award, as a distinguished faculty member for his national leadership, by Mesilla Valley Hospice for 12 years of service on the Board of Directors, and by APHA for member service.