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Sean Burnett, MBA ’06, named director of the Rice MBA and MBAP programs

HOUSTON, July 5, 2007--Sean Burnett, MBA '06, has returned to the Jones Graduate School as director of the Rice MBA and the MBA for Professionals programs. He is responsible for leading the activities of the MBA program office, administering academic policy matters, counseling students on academic and professional matters, and working to build and maintain relationships within the Rice community and with all of Rice stakeholders.
 
"I am thrilled to join the talented team at the Jones Graduate School,” said Burnett. “Considering the expansion of the Professionals program and the continued success of the full-time program, the opportunity for me to contribute quickly is both exciting and refreshing."
 
Burnett comes to the Jones Graduate School from Yum! Brands International Inc., where he worked as a senior strategic finance analyst in the corporate finance division.
Prior to receiving his MBA, he was a managing partner for Outback Steakhouse, Inc., working in operations management and human resource development for ten years. He also has experience in leading advertising agency-based account service positions for firms in the Greater Houston Area. Burnett received his Bachelor of Science Degree in advertising from the University of Texas.