Thursday, March 28, 2013

University of Idaho Law School Dean Named Interim President

Posted By on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 9:22 AM

The Idaho State Board of Education formally decided Wednesday to name University of Idaho Law School Dean Don Burnett to serve as interim president while the board and the university search for a permanent replacement for Duane Nellis.

On March 22, Texas Tech University announced that it had formally selected Nellis as its next president.

Burnett has been dean of the U of I College of Law since 2002.

Burnett also announced that he would not be returning to his position as law school dean when his tenure as interim president is over. Accordingly, he said the faculty at the law school will begin working with university administration to select a new dean.

The state board has stipulated that Burnett, as interim president, will not be able to apply for the permanent position, explaining that national search firms believe the restriction results in a more robust pool of applicants.

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