Dan Emmert – A Memorable Man Who Will Be Missed by Many
Dan was an unwavering worker who could often be found on the job site. For most of his career he worked at Holt Construction where he enjoyed the camaraderie with his co-workers. Dan was loyal to both family and friends – once given his word, it would remain intact.
Emmert filed claim 8(b) in his postconviction relief petition alleging that trial counsel failed to investigate inconsistencies between various pretrial statements given by State witness Patsy Storey and her actual statements at trial.
Early Life and Education
Emmert was an academic who wrote widely for public policy journals, even serving as associate editor in one instance. Additionally, he conducted research and training for local government agencies.
In 1992, Montana State offered him an opportunity to become their provost – the chief academic officer. Here was where he would find that balance of politics, management and public policy which he so craved.
Emmert and his wife eventually found success as missionaries for the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society in Belgium’s Congo, where they served for 35 years, helping build schools and educating students who now work worldwide. After leaving Baton Rouge behind them for peaceful mountain living – where gardening, dominoes (He was an expert) and storytelling were popular pastimes – Emmert found peace.
Emmert led UW to record levels of private giving and research funding during his tenure as university president, raising standards of student qualifications and graduation rates as well as leading an ambitious campaign to fund major new academic facilities. Furthermore, he worked with congressional leaders to gain support for international programs and distance learning initiatives at UW.
Emmert was also instrumental in creating the NCAA’s Sports Science Institute. Under his guidance, this institute established a chief medical officer position and launched an in-depth longitudinal study of concussions and head trauma.
Emmert made one of his biggest mistakes at the NCAA when he allowed universities to profit off college athletes’ names and likenesses, something his successor will need to rectify; but that will prove challenging if current NCAA systems remain unchanged.
Achievement and Honors
Daniel Emmert’s career as a musician includes multiple top 10 finishes on America’s Got Talent, concert appearances with 16x Grammy Winner David Foster and Katharine McPhee and headlining shows at Westgate Las Vegas. Additionally, Daniel Emmert is also a best-selling author who has released various classical albums.
Emmert was often controversial during his time at the NCAA, yet still managed to improve its image by prioritizing student athlete mental health support and making changes to transfer student rules. Unfortunately, however, his reform efforts failed to gain much traction among university presidents and athletic directors; leaving him powerless to implement effective plans on issues like conference realignment or player rights; until Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse scandal at Penn State caused him to step down as chairman.
Daniel Emmert was an extraordinary individual who greatly valued family and friends. An active participant in Johnson County agriculture, Daniel served on many boards and committees that contributed to its growth – such as Dull Knife Dam development; developing his ranch on Pass Creek near Kaycee; as well as contributing to Dull Knife Dam’s design.
He was also a dedicated and loving husband, father, sister, and grandparent who showed unfaltering loyalty to those he knew and cared about. All those who knew him will miss his presence greatly.
Emmert filed his postconviction relief claim alleging his trial counsel provided ineffective assistance by failing to investigate alleged inconsistencies between various pretrial statements made by State’s witness Patsy Storey and her various pretrial testimony. We agree with the district court that this claim did not provide enough grounds for postconviction relief.
Emmert is well known for his impressive business portfolio. Over his career he has invested in various businesses that focus on construction, engineering, and transportation services – becoming wealthy through these ventures.
He holds stakes in numerous professional sports teams. Most notably, he brought professional football to Portland through the 2013 purchase of the Portland Thunder of the Arena Football League.
He is happily married to Delaine Emmert and they share two children together. According to reports, no extramarital affairs have ever surfaced during his personal life.
NCAA President, Mark Pells is an honored graduate of the University of Washington and actively engages in its alumni activities. Additionally, he owns 15,390 shares of Expeditors International of Washington Inc stock as an active investor.