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Brigham Young University. University Relations Division

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1964-1999

Administrative History

The University Relations Division (1964-1999) was in charge of all public relations concerns of Brigham Young University.

In addition to public relations concerns, the University Relations Division oversaw many organizations within campus that put the university's name out into the world. In 1999 the division was placed under the advisement of the Associated Advancement Vice President, Alumni and External Relations Executive Director. Directors of University Relations Division included Lester B. Whetten (1964-1966), Stephen R. Covey (1966-1969), Heber G. Wolsey (1969-1973), Bruce L. Olsen (1973-1983), George H. Bowie (1983-1985), Ronald G. Hyde (1985-1992), and George H. Bowie (1992-1999).

University Relations Division administers the university's relations with local and state government agencies, as well as with professional, religious, and civic organizations. It supervises all information relating to campus activities and programs. They also coordinated General Authority relations and ceremonial events, and co-chairs commencement ceremonies. Part of the University Relations Division was the Student Conduct Appeals Committee/Board, also called the University Relations Committee, from at least 1968-1970. This committee heard appeals from disciplinary action taken by the office of Student Special Services.

University Relations Division acted under the direction of a director. During Stephen R. Covey's term the position become an Assistant to the President. Covey, Heber G. Wolsey, and Ronald G. Hyde held the position as Assistant to the President.

Citation

BYU Organizational History Project, via WWW, viewed 6/19/2013; University Relations Divison page (University Relations Division; 1964-1999; in charge of all public relations concerns of Brigham Young University; in addition to public relations concerns, the University Relations Division oversaw many organizations within campus that put the university's name out into the world; in 1999 the division was placed under the advisement of the Associated Advancement Vice President, Alumni and External Relations Executive Director; directors of University Relations Division included Lester B. Whetten (1964-1966), Stephen R. Covey (1966-1969), Heber G. Wolsey (1969-1973), Bruce L. Olsen (1973-1983), George H. Bowie (1983-1985), Ronald G. Hyde (1985-1992), and George H. Bowie (1992-1999); University Relations Division administers the university's relations with local and state government agencies, as well as with professional, religious, and civic organizations; supervises all information relating to campus activities and programs; coordinated General Authority relations and ceremonial events, and co-chairs commencement ceremonies; part of the University Relations Division was the Student Conduct Appeals Committee/Board, also called the University Relations Committee, from at least 1968-1970; committee heard appeals from disciplinary action taken by the office of Student Special Services.University Relations Division acted under the direction of a director; during Stephen R. Covey's term the position become an Assistant to the President; Covey, Heber G. Wolsey and Ronald G. Hyde held the position as Assistant to the President)

Found in 122 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young University vice-presidential administrative correspondence, 1975-2004

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1325 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains administrative correspondence and minutes collected by the advancement vice president. Included is the correspondence of Rex E. Lee and Jeffrey R. Holland, facility records, incident records, personnel files, University Relations meeting minutes, College of Fine Arts and Communications performance information, records from various university institutes, awards, and committee records, 1975-2004.
Dates: 1975-2004

Heber G. Wolsey files on athletic relations with University of Washington (re: the Black Issue), 1970-1971

 Series
Identifier: UA 917 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains various files and records.
Dates: Other: 1970-1971

Heber G. Wolsey policy, procedure and correspondence files, 1957-1971

 Series
Identifier: UA 917 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Contains various files and records.
Dates: Other: 1957-1971

Janet G. Lee speeches, 1991-1995

 Sub-Series — Box: 88
Identifier: UA 925 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains speeches, talks, and articles by Janet G. Lee.
Dates: 1991-1995

Office of Performance Scheduling records, 1982-1993

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1252 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, schedules, and reports concerning various performing groups, their shows, and tours. Dates range from 1982 to 1993.
Dates: 1982-1993

Office of the President alphabetical correspondence, 1993-1994

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 925 Series 1 Sub-Series 5 Sub-Series 19
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence with the Office of the President, focusing on university business. Materials date from between 1993 and 1994.
Dates: 1993-1994

Office of the President alphabetical correspondence, 1988-1995

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 925 Series 1 Sub-Series 6 Sub-Series 21
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence with the Office of the President, focusing on university business. Materials date from between 1988 and 1995.
Dates: 1988-1995

Office of the President alphabetical correspondence, 1991-1992

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 925 Series 1 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 21
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence with the Office of the President, focusing on university business. Materials date from between 1991 and 1992.
Dates: 1991-1992

Office of the President alphabetical correspondence, 1992-1993

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 925 Series 1 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 19
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence with the Office of the President, focusing on university business. Materials date from between 1992 and 1993.
Dates: 1992-1993

Office of the President alphabetical correspondence, 1989-1990

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 925 Series 1 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 21
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence with the Office of the President, focusing on university business. Materials date from between 1989 and 1990.
Dates: 1989-1990