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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 1064 Collections and/or Records:

Reports and statistics of Brigham Young University

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231036184]
Identifier: UA 205
Scope and Contents

Collection includes several reports from the Office of the President containing basic statistics of enrollment, finances, and procurements. Provides brief historical information regarding the University and its academic and financial achievements. These are state of the campus reports. Not all were generated from the Office of the President.

Dates: 1808-1915

Rex E. Lee legal files, 1910-1996

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2017 Series 6 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains briefs, case documents, and other documents related to Lee's legal career. Includes cases argued in the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals, Arizona Supreme Court, and Arizona Court of Appeals. Materials date from between 1910 and 1996.

Dates: 1910-1996

Rex E. Lee papers on Office of the President, 1910-1996

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2017 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains letters, photographs, clippings, publications, and other material from Lee's tenure as president of Brigham Young University, dating from between 1910 and 1996.

Dates: 1910-1996

Smith, Robert memos, 1968

 Series — Box 454: Series 11 [Barcode: 31197239261206], Folder: 5
Identifier: UA 1086 Series 11 Sub-Series 2 Series 16
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Contains letters and memos between President Wilkinson and other members of BYU administration as well as reports on BYU activity. Also contains sections on administrative councils and budgets for BYU departments. Dated 1968.

Dates: 1968