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Brigham Young University. Office of the President

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1903-

Administrative History

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:

Office of the President correspondence, 1952-1975

 Series
Identifier: UA 1086 Series 17
Scope and Contents

Contains bound volumes of correspondence from the Office of the President. Dated 1952 to 1975.

Dates: 1952-1975

Office of the President correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1093
Scope and Contents Contains the correspondence files of President Cluff, with the exception of his first year of administration. The papers date from between 1893 and 1904, and are incoming except for 1897 to 1900. Also includes Cluff's correspondence as president of the People's Canal & Irrigation Company. Includes information on Cluff's administration of the Academy, and the school's relationship to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Board of Education. Also includes correspondence regarding...
Dates: 1893-1904

Office of the President correspondence on admissions, 1980-1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1030 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence on admissions namely with Admissions and Records and Dean Robert W.Spencer. Includes correspondence regarding commencement, scholarships, tuition, and financial aid. Materials date from 1980 to 1989.

Dates: 1980-1989

Office of the President correspondence on advancement, 1994-1995

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 925 Series 1 Sub-Series 6 Sub-Series 12
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence related to the university's advancement activities, as well as campus wards. Materials date from between 1994 and 1995.

Dates: 1994-1995

Office of the President correspondence on Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 1986-1992

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 925 Series 1 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 15
Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to the production of the Encyclopedia of Mormonism. Dates from between 1986 and 1992.

Dates: 1986-1992

Office of the President correspondence on faculty, 1992-2000

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1073 Series 2 Sub-Series 5 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence related to faculty governance at the university. Materials date from between 1992 and 2000.

Dates: 1992-2000

Office of the President correspondence on faculty, 1993-2003

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1073 Series 2 Sub-Series 8 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence related to faculty governance at the university. Materials date from between 1993 and 2003.

Dates: 1993-2003

Office of the President correspondence on faculty, 1992-2001

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1073 Series 2 Sub-Series 6 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence related to faculty governance at the university. Materials date from between 1992 and 2001.

Dates: 1992-2001

Office of the President correspondence on faculty, 2001-2002

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1073 Series 2 Sub-Series 7 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence related to faculty governance at the university. Materials date from between 2001 and 2002.

Dates: 2001-2002

Office of the President correspondence on faculty, 1996-1997

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1073 Series 2 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence related to faculty governance at the university. Materials date from between 1996 and 1997.

Dates: 1996-1997