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Olsen, Bruce L., 1939-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1939-

Biographical History

Bruce L. Olsen (b. 1939) was a public relations professional in Utah.

Bruce Lloyd Olsen was born in Orangeville, Utah in 1939. He attended Brigham Young University, earning a bachelor's degree in Journalism in 1963, and a master's degree in Communications in 1965. He then worked at the university in various roles, including assistant dean and registrar, associate professor of communications, manager of performing groups, and assistant to the president of university relations. He also later served as president of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association.

Olsen later worked as director of corporate communications for Geneva Steel, and as managing director for the Public Affairs Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1989-2008).

In addition to his professional work, Olsen has actively served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Between 1982 and 1985, he and his wife presided over the Massachusetts Boston Mission. Later they served as president and matron over the San Diego Temple from 2008 to 2011.

Citation

A history of the Emery County Progress-Leader and its predecessors, 1965:title page (Bruce L. Olsen)

Wikipedia, via WWW, December 8, 2010:(Bruce L. Olsen; born in Orangeville, Utah in 1939; served as managing director for the Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1989-2008; assistant dean and registrar at Brigham Young Universtiy; associate professor of communications and assistant to the president for university relations at BYU; president of the BYU Alumni Association; director of corporate communications for Geneva Steel)

ancestry.com, via WWW, December 8, 2010:(Bruce L. Olsen; born April 30, 1939)

BYU, College of Fine Arts and Communications wiki, via WWW, June 18, 2019 (Bruce L. Olsen; Bruce Lloyd Olsen; wife, Christine; President and Matron of the San Diego Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2008-2011; managing director of the Public Affairs Department of the LDS Church, 1989-2008; bachelor's degree, Brigham Young University, Journalism (1963); master's degree, Brigham Young University, Communications (1965); assistant dean and registrar, associate professor of communications, and assistant to the president of university relations at Brigham Young University; director of corporate communications for Geneva Steel; President and Sister Olsen presided over the Massachusetts Boston Mission of the Church, 1982-1985; member of BYU chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Admissions and Records Office records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 583
Scope and Contents Contains records and correspondence produced by the director of Admissions and Records, Bruce L. Olsen. Materials produced between 1957 and 1973.
Dates: 1957-1973

Inside the Wilkinson era

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 871
Scope and Contents Interview by Heber G. Wolsey with Ben E. Lewis, Robert K. Thomas, Harvey Taylor, Sam Brewster, and Bruce L. Olsen concerning their personal experiences with Ernest L. Wilkinson. Wilkinson's resignation as president of Brigham Young University had beeen announced in March 1971, and the inteviews were recorded as a tribute to him.
Dates: 1971 May 25

Bruce L. Olsen journal

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 439
Scope and Contents Journal outlining Olsen's trip to China with the BYU Young Ambassadors in 1979.
Dates: 1979