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Life Pacific University is pleased to announce the appointment of Amber Burnett as the new Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services. With a distinguished career at the university spanning over 25 years, Burnett brings a wealth of experience and dedication to this pivotal role.

“Amber’s unwavering commitment and 25 years of service firmly establish her as an indispensable pillar of LPU. Stepping into her new role as Associate Vice President, Amber’s talents align seamlessly, allowing her to amplify support for our staff and students as we move into the future. ” shares President Angie Richey.

Burnett has been a key member of the Life Pacific University community since 1998, serving in various capacities in the Academic Affairs Office, President’s Office, and Registrar’s Office. Her deep understanding of the university’s operations and commitment to student success make her an ideal choice to lead the Enrollment Services department.

“I am so grateful and blessed that our Senior Registrar, Amber Burnett, is being promoted and recognized with such distinction. I had the honor of working with her as direct supervisor for the past four years and never doubted in my mind her capacity and dedication to serve students, colleagues, and the institution. Time and time again, she has been fundamental to resolving complex issues and paving the way to new systems and processes for our countless new programs and initiatives.” Daniel Ruarte, Ed.D. Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs.

In her new role, Burnett will oversee the integrated functions of Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and the Registrar’s Office. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing, she will provide strategic direction and leadership to enhance student services, ensuring an exceptional experience for all students. As a liaison between departments and senior administration, she will work to foster collaboration and alignment in support of institutional goals.

Sara Huson, the Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing, shares “Amber has played an essential role in many of our students’ success stories at Life Pacific. Today, we celebrate her appointment as our new Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services. With her depth of knowledge in higher education, combined with her experience at LPU and her proven track record of leadership, strategic planning, and commitment to student success, we are confident that she will play a pivotal role in advancing our enrollment initiatives and ensuring an exceptional experience for our students. We look forward to the innovative contributions she will bring to our team.”

Burnett’s commitment to service extends beyond the university, as she and her husband are active members of their local church in Federal Way, Washington. She serves on the church council while her husband is currently the interim pastor. The couple have two children, Macallister (9) and Wellington (4).

“I am thrilled to work with the team to better connect our areas of student service and to improve our processes to serve the students of LPU. My love for all things “systems” and LPU will be a perfect fit for this new role”, shares Amber about her excitement in this new role.

As Life Pacific University looks to the future, Amber Burnett’s leadership will be instrumental in achieving the institution’s mission of empowering students to lead, serve, and thrive. The university is confident that her contributions will continue to shape a positive and dynamic educational experience for all.