Brigham Young University. Office of the President
- Existence: 1903-
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 1065 Collections and/or Records:
Contains materials related to the university's Board of Trustees. Materials date from between January and June 2002.
Contains minutes and agendas from Board of Trustees meetings.
Contains information on the accreditation of Brigham Young University in 1996 and files on community relations with Provo City.
Includes enrollment records and financial reports, and discussion and dissent about faculty salaries during the tenure of president Franklin Harris.
Contains correspondence, diaries, speeches, and other materials produced or collected by Brimhall between 1874 and 1932. Includes information on the university and seminary program, as well as materials related to religious instruction.
Contains biographical sketches on prominent leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Materials date from between 1954 and 1978.