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Brigham Young University. Office of the President

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1903-

Administrative History

The Office of the President (est. 1903) is the central administrative body at Brigham Young University, and is the direction of the university president.

Brigham Young University has had a president since Brigham Young Academy was changed to Brigham Young University in 1903. While the school was still called Brigham Young Academy the head officer was titled principal.

The Board of Trustees delegates to the university president the responsibility to conduct the operations of the institution and administer the policies enacted by the board. Since 1996, the president of the university has also been a General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Past and present Brigham Young University presidents include George H. Brimhall (1903-1921), Franklin S. Harris (1921-1945), Howard S. McDonald (1945-1949), (acting president) Christian Jensen (1949-1951), Ernest L. Wilkinson (1951-1971), Dallin H. Oaks (1971-1980), Jeffrey R. Holland (1980-1989), Rex E. Lee (1989-1995), Merrill J. Bateman (1996-2003), Cecil O. Samuelson (2003-2014), and Kevin J. Worthen (2014- ).

Citation

Office of the President essays, circa 1985-1986

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Feb. 4, 2010 (Office of the President; administrative office associated with the president of Brigham Young University)

Brigham Young University Web site, Feb. 4, 2010 (Office of the President; President's Office)

BYU Organizational History, Brigham Young University, Feb. 19, 2013 (BYU chief executive/general manager; University President 1903; BYA to BYU; Board of Trustees delegate responsibilities to University President; 1996 General Authority; past/present presidents George H. Brimhall (1903-1921), Franklin S. Harris (1921-1945), Howard S. McDonald (1945-1949), (acting president) Christian Jensen (1949-1951), Ernest L. Wilkinson (1951-1971), Dallin H. Oaks (1971-1980), Jeffrey R. Holland (1980-1989), Rex E. Lee (1989-1995), Merrill J. Bateman (1996-2003), and Cecil O. Samuelson (2003- ))

Found in 463 Collections and/or Records:

Leonard Lee Bartlett collection of Office of the President records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5601
Scope and Contents Contains the e-mail's written to and the responses from the Brigham Young University President's Page. Started in 2000, the President's Page was an opportunity for students, community members, and alumni to have more direct contact with the President of Brigham Young University. The materials include e-mails from Presidents Merrill J. Bateman (President from 1996-2003) and Cecil O. Samuelson (President from 2003-). The e-mails include a wide range of subjects including thank you...

Board of Trustees minutes, 2002 January-June

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1073 Series 2 Sub-Series 7 Sub-Series 19
Scope and Contents Contains materials related to the university's Board of Trustees. Materials date from between January and June 2002.

Board of Trustees minutes and agendas, 1996-2001

 Series
Identifier: UA 1073 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains minutes and agendas from Board of Trustees meetings.

Brigham Young University records on accreditation and community relations, 1996-2001

 Series — Carton: 94, Folder: 1-10
Identifier: UA 1073 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains information on the accreditation of Brigham Young University in 1996 and files on community relations with Provo City.

George H. Brimhall papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1092
Scope and Contents Consists primarily of correspondences that document the administration of Brigham Young University during George H. Brimhall's presidency. Also contains the reports, receipts, notes, financial records, photographs, poetry, funeral transcripts and programs, teaching and membership certificates, contracts and certificates of appointment, genealogy, missionary papers, minutes, lists of officers, handbooks, blessings, testimonials, bound editions of addresses and sermonettes given by Brimhall, an...

Collection on George H. Brimhall, 1874-1932

 Series
Identifier: UA 1092 Series 22
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, diaries, speeches, and other materials produced or collected by Brimhall between 1874 and 1932. Includes information on the university and seminary program, as well as materials related to religious instruction.

Ernest L. Wilkinson biographical sketches, 1954-1978

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1000 Series 2 Sub-Series 10
Scope and Contents note Contains biographical sketches on prominent leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Materials date from between 1954 and 1978.

Ernest L. Wilkinson correspondence from Washington, D.C., 1949-1952

 Sub-Series — Box: 288, Folder: 4-6
Identifier: UA 1000 Series 2 Sub-Series 13
Scope and Contents note Contains correspondence by Wilkinson from Washington, D.C. Dated 1949-1952.

Ernest L. Wilkinson correspondence on Brigham Young University, 1976-1977

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1000 Series 2 Sub-Series 9
Scope and Contents note Contains correspondence by Wilkinson on Brigham Young University. Materials date from between 1976 and 1977.

Ernest L. Wilkinson miscellaneous material to be filed, 1950-1975

 Sub-Series — Box: 288, Folder: 1-3
Identifier: UA 1000 Series 2 Sub-Series 12
Scope and Contents note Contains correspondence, speeches, and pamphlets related to Wilkinson that were not filed elsewhere in the collection. Dated 1950-1975.