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), Kevin J. Worthen (2014-2023), and C. Shane Reese (2023- ).
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 1063 Collections and/or Records:
Contains correspondence with the Office of the President, focusing on university business. Materials date from between 2002 and 2003.
Materials document Merrill J. Bateman's responses to campus officials and others. It also contains correspondence received by Bateman.
University reports divided by departments with departmental needs and statistics of students in specific programs. Submitted job applications also included. Dated 1951 to 1953.
Contains correspondence and subject files from Dean A. Peterson's service as administrative assistant to the president.
Contains correspondence, financial records, memoranda and other items related to Marilyn Arnold's responsibilities.
Contains materials related to the annual audit reports from 1979-1980. The reports cover the financial status of the collective colleges, auxiliary services, and programs of Brigham Young University. Dates range from 1979 to 1980.
Contains President Holland's personal calendars, planners, and appointment books spanning from 1974 to 1989. Planners contains reminders of various meetings and events, appointments, and personal notes.
Contians memos and reports about church school enrollment and dropouts. Dated 1963.
Contains bound volumes of university publications, including related to the university bulletin. Materials date from between 1939 and 1969.