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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 18 Collections and/or Records:

Public Communications records on comparative treatment of Brigham Young University publicity, 1973-1974

 Series
Identifier: UA 586 Series 14
Scope and Contents note Contains newspaper clippings showing relative news treatment of Brigham Young University publicity in the Deseret News, Salt Lake Tribune, and Provo Daily Herald.
Dates: Other: 1973-1974

Public Communications records on student protest and campus disorders, 1968-1971

 Series
Identifier: UA 586 Series 13
Scope and Contents note Contains information about student protests and campus disorders in the United States from 1968 to 1971.
Dates: Other: 1968-1971

University Relations Division advertising records, 1937-1971

 Series
Identifier: UA 586 Series 12
Scope and Contents note Contains samples of advertising materials created by Brigham Young University from 1937 to 1971.
Dates: Other: 1937-1971

University Relations Division budget and finance records, 1947-1978

 Series
Identifier: UA 586 Series 4
Scope and Contents note Budget and other financial reports.
Dates: Other: 1947-1978

University Relations Division general correspondence, 1951-1977

 Series
Identifier: UA 586 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Other correspondence from 1951-1977 sorted alphabetically.
Dates: Other: 1951-1977

University Relations Division geographic news clippings, 1967-1973

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 586 Series 9 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains news clippings from various states from 1967 to 1973.
Dates: Other: 1967-1973

University Relations Division meeting minutes, 1968-1977

 Series
Identifier: UA 586 Series 3
Scope and Contents note Minutes of meetings at BYU.
Dates: Other: 1968-1977

University Relations Division presidential correspondence, 1951-1978

 Series
Identifier: UA 586 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Correspondence of the university president from 1951-1978.
Dates: Other: 1951-1978

University Relations Division publicity, statements, and policies, 1963-1973

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 586 Series 9 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note Materials related to the issue of racism from 1963 to 1973.
Dates: Other: 1963-1973

University Relations Division records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 586
Overview Includes correspondence, minutes, financial records, and other materials relating to the operation of the University's news bureau and public relations. Also contains copies of news clippings and articles concerning the University and various issues attached to the University. Contains Lyceum files and VIP files.
Dates: 1951-1979