Peterson, Stanley A.
- Existence: 1938-
Stanley A. Peterson (born 1938) was an educational administrator in Utah.
Stanley Arthur Peterson was born on April 20, 1938 in Sacramento, California to Oscar Henry Peterson and Bessie Viola Steinagel. He earned his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in 1960, and then returned to California to earn a master's degree at California State University, Los Angeles in 1964. After graduation he worked for the Church Educational System at the University of Southern California before being recruited by Ernest L. Wilkinson to run the BYU-California Center. Two years later he moved to Utah to become the associate dean, and then dean of the university's Continuing Education Division.
In 1976, Peterson was appointed by Church Commission of Education Jeffrey R. Holland to serve as the associate commissioner for religious education, and elementary and secondary education. He served in this position until his retirement from the Church Educational System in 2001.
Citation:Brigham Young University Division of Continuing Education records, 1921-1988 (Stanley A. Peterson)
Religious Studies Center website, via WWW, Apr. 1, 2014 (Stanley A. Peterson; administrator of religious education and elementary and secondary education, Church Educational System; had been at the University of Southern California; recruited to BYU by Ernest Wilkinson; served as dean of continuing education for six years; moved to CES when Jeffrey Holland became commissioner of church education; released 2001)
Ancestry.com, via WWW, Apr. 1, 2014 (Stanley A. Peterson; b. Apr. 20, 1938)
Brigham Young High School website, via WWW, Apr. 1, 2014 (Stanley A. Peterson; graduated from BY High in 1955)
UPB files, Apr. 1, 2014 (Stanley A. Peterson; Stanley Arthur Peterson; b. in Sacramento, Calif.; parents: Oscar Henry Peterson and Bessie Viola Steinagel; m. Anna Marie Josephson Peterson, four children; bachelor's degree, Brigham Young University, 1960; master's degree, California State University, Los Angeles, 1964; worked two years as chairman of the BYU-California Center; served as a bishop in Calif. and at BYU)
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Materials contain general administrative files on the Paris program. Dated from 1976 to 1981.
Materials contain general files, committee files faculty files about study abroad and information on the Jerusalem, London, Paris and Madrid study abroad programs. Dated from 1965 to 1989.
Materials contain records on Paris, Israel, and London, finances, personnel records, catalogs, student letters, scholarships, facilities, reviews, faculty selection, and other records. Dated from 1974 to 1984.
Materials contain general program and workshop records. Dated from 1973 to 1976.