Professor of Health Education elected to the Board of the Society for Public Health Education


MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Raffy Luquis, associate professor of health education at Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, was recently elected to a three-year term as president-elect, president, and past chairman of the board. of the Society for Public Health Education.

“I am touched and honored to have been elected to serve this national professional organization, said Luquis. “This is a great opportunity to represent Penn State Harrisburg on the national and international stage. I am very pleased to serve in this role.

SOPHE represents nearly 4,000 health education professionals and students in the United States and 25 international countries. Its mission is to support leaders in education and health promotion to advance healthy and equitable communities around the world.

Luquis will begin his three-year term in March 2022. In the first year, he will be the President-Elect assisting the current President and serving on the Resource Development Committee. In Year 2, he will be the President providing active leadership and chairing Board, Executive Committee and Membership meetings, and providing support to the many sections of the organization. In his final year, he will serve as Past President, continuing his duties on the Board of Directors while supporting the President and new President-Elect.

Prior to his election, Luquis served on the board of directors for four years from 2016 to 2020. He has been a member of SOPHE since 2007.


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