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June 07, 2017

Brian Burnett Helps People Find Their Space

By Kelly Saavedra

Brian Burnett 

Brian Burnett helps people find the space they need — when it comes to parking.
Burnett started working in Parking and Transportation Services as a temporary employee in 2005. That assignment led to a full-time position, and today he supervises nine staff members as parking operations manager.
“We’re here to welcome people, to take care of their parking wants and needs. If we’re not able to provide what they want, we offer them options nearby,” Burnett said. “I’m pretty good at helping people.”
Parking and Transportation Services recently moved its offices from the lower level of the Cohon University Center to the East Campus Garage.
“I love our new digs,” Burnett said. “Now that we are above ground, we can see everything that’s going on. I get to interact with more people, when they arrive to start their day and when they leave to go home in the evening.”
Commencement is the department’s busiest time, during which Burnett enjoys meeting the students’ families and friends who arrive from different cities and countries all over the world.
“You see young adults reach the goals they set for themselves, ready to set off for new beginnings. We see students come in as freshmen, get to know them and watch them graduate and go out into the world,” he said. “That’s a good feeling.”