Join us as we honor fellow alumna Virginia Bax Valentine '80 for service to the University of Idaho. More
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During his deanship, Burnett chaired an Idaho Supreme Court’s task force on structure and resources for the state appellate courts in the next quarter-century; chaired the University of Idaho’s Ethical Guidance and Oversight Committee; served as a coordinating dean of university-wide interdisciplinary programs; and served on the Advisory Council for Operation Education, a scholarship program for disabled veterans. He chaired the University’s Steering Committee on Diversity and Human Rights as well as the Professionalism Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. He has received the Idaho State Bar’s Distinguished Lawyer, Outstanding Service, and Professionalism awards.Burnett served as dean for 11 years before being named interim president of the university.
His previous careers encompassed service as an appellate judge, practicing lawyer, Army JAG officer, state bar president and law professor.
He was honored at the April 17 awards ceremony in Moscow.