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Jill Maurer Burnett elected to IU Board of Trustees

Burnett replaces current trustee Jeremy Morris, who was elected to the board in 2021 and lost his bid for re-election this year.

Indiana University alumni have voted to elect Jill Maurer Burnett to the IU Board of Trustees.

Burnett, who is a 1997 IU alumna from Carmel, Indiana, received 3,830 votes from 20,098 voters. The election closed on June 28.

Burnett will begin her three-year term on July 1.

She replaces current trustee Jeremy Morris, who was elected to the board in 2021 and lost his bid for re-election this year.

“I’m thrilled to be elected as a trustee for my beloved alma mater, which has played a pivotal role not just in my life but much of my family’s,” Burnett said. “I’m looking forward to working with fellow trustees to ensure Indiana University continues to help students grow, learn and better our world.”

Burnett has planned and run Mickey’s Camp, a non-profit organization founded by the Maurer family, according to the organization’s website.

In a release announcing Burnett’s victory, it said her family has attended IU for three generations.

The Maurer School of Law was named in her father’s honor after the family established a scholarship.

Burnett will serve as one of three elected members of the board, along with Vivian Winston and Donna Spears. The six other members are appointed by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb.

In a statement, IU President Pamela Whitten said:

“I extend my warmest congratulations to Jill Maurer Burnett on her election to the Board of Trustees.

Jill will play a pivotal role in propelling Indiana University forward by fortifying our commitment to student success, fostering groundbreaking innovation and discovery, and enhancing IU’s contribution to the vitality of our state and the global community.”

IU President Pamela Whitten

Chair of the Board of Trustees, W. Quinn Buckner, also released a statement that read:

“I want to thank Trustee Morris, whose experience and commitment to service have made him an incredible asset to the Board of Trustees and Indiana University.

I extend my congratulations to Jill Maurer Burnett and look forward to working together to advance the mission of our extraordinary university.”

Chair of the IU Board of Trustees W. Quinn Buckner

The next IU Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Sept. 12 and 13 at Indiana University Indianapolis.