Skip to main content

Brigham Young University. University Relations Division

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1964-1999

Administrative History

The University Relations Division (1964-1999) was in charge of all public relations concerns of Brigham Young University.

In addition to public relations concerns, the University Relations Division oversaw many organizations within campus that put the university's name out into the world. In 1999 the division was placed under the advisement of the Associated Advancement Vice President, Alumni and External Relations Executive Director. Directors of University Relations Division included Lester B. Whetten (1964-1966), Stephen R. Covey (1966-1969), Heber G. Wolsey (1969-1973), Bruce L. Olsen (1973-1983), George H. Bowie (1983-1985), Ronald G. Hyde (1985-1992), and George H. Bowie (1992-1999).

University Relations Division administers the university's relations with local and state government agencies, as well as with professional, religious, and civic organizations. It supervises all information relating to campus activities and programs. They also coordinated General Authority relations and ceremonial events, and co-chairs commencement ceremonies. Part of the University Relations Division was the Student Conduct Appeals Committee/Board, also called the University Relations Committee, from at least 1968-1970. This committee heard appeals from disciplinary action taken by the office of Student Special Services.

University Relations Division acted under the direction of a director. During Stephen R. Covey's term the position become an Assistant to the President. Covey, Heber G. Wolsey, and Ronald G. Hyde held the position as Assistant to the President.

Citation

BYU Organizational History Project, via WWW, viewed 6/19/2013; University Relations Divison page (University Relations Division; 1964-1999; in charge of all public relations concerns of Brigham Young University; in addition to public relations concerns, the University Relations Division oversaw many organizations within campus that put the university's name out into the world; in 1999 the division was placed under the advisement of the Associated Advancement Vice President, Alumni and External Relations Executive Director; directors of University Relations Division included Lester B. Whetten (1964-1966), Stephen R. Covey (1966-1969), Heber G. Wolsey (1969-1973), Bruce L. Olsen (1973-1983), George H. Bowie (1983-1985), Ronald G. Hyde (1985-1992), and George H. Bowie (1992-1999); University Relations Division administers the university's relations with local and state government agencies, as well as with professional, religious, and civic organizations; supervises all information relating to campus activities and programs; coordinated General Authority relations and ceremonial events, and co-chairs commencement ceremonies; part of the University Relations Division was the Student Conduct Appeals Committee/Board, also called the University Relations Committee, from at least 1968-1970; committee heard appeals from disciplinary action taken by the office of Student Special Services.University Relations Division acted under the direction of a director; during Stephen R. Covey's term the position become an Assistant to the President; Covey, Heber G. Wolsey and Ronald G. Hyde held the position as Assistant to the President)

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Public Relations Division administrative correspondence, 1958-1965

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 543 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note Contains correspondence by the division director with specific individuals.
Dates: Other: 1958-1965

Public Relations Division correspondence, reports, and other material, 1954-1961

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 543 Series 2 Sub-Series 11
Scope and Contents note Contains administrative files, including correspondence, reports, mailing lists, clippings, addresses, programs, and other material.
Dates: Other: 1954-1961

Public Relations Division director private correspondence, 1961-1962

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 543 Series 2 Sub-Series 12
Scope and Contents note Contains private correspondence of the division director.
Dates: Other: 1961-1962

Public Relations Division financial records, 1959-1964

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 543 Series 2 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains budgets and budget requests of the division.
Dates: Other: 1959-1964

Public Relations Division general correspondence, 1961-1962

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 543 Series 2 Sub-Series 9
Scope and Contents note Contains correspondence by the division director with specific individuals.
Dates: Other: 1961-1962

Public Relations Division minutes, 1957-1965

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 543 Series 2 Sub-Series 10
Scope and Contents Contains administrative meeting minutes of the division.
Dates: Other: 1957-1965

Public Relations Division records on American College Public Relations Association, 1960-1964

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 543 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains administrative files, including correspondence, convention papers, newsletters, reports, memos, schedules, brochures, and other materials.
Dates: Other: 1960-1964

Public Relations Division records on hotels, 1961

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 543 Series 2 Sub-Series 18
Scope and Contents note Contains information on the Statler Hilton and Biltmore hotels.
Dates: Other: 1961

Public Relations Division records on Program Bureau, 1961-1963

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 543 Series 2 Sub-Series 13
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, file copies, and schedules related to the Program Bureau.
Dates: Other: 1961-1963

Public Relations Division records on public relations, 1959-1964

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 543 Series 2 Sub-Series 14
Scope and Contents note Contains administrative files, including correspondence, meeting minutes, conference papers, reports, mailings, certificates, statistics, photographs, brochures, and other material.
Dates: Other: 1959-1964