A former president of Armstrong Atlantic State University has died. Doctor Robert Adair Burnett died this afternoon. He was 70 years old.
Dr. Burnett joined Armstrong State College in 1978 as a history professor. In 1984, he was appointed the fifth president of the school. He held that title until he retired in 1999. In 1996, the school changed its name to Armstrong Atlantic State University. During his presidency, AASU's enrollment doubled from 2,500 to nearly 5,700 students.