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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 27 Collections and/or Records:

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

Public Relations Division records on recruiting, 1960-1965

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 543 Series 2 Sub-Series 15
Scope and Contents note Contains admissions progress data, freshment questionnaire, prospective student correspondence, and student recruiting committee records.
Dates: Other: 1960-1965

Public Relations Division records on relations with Church organizations, 1956-1966

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 543 Series 2 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains administrative files, including reports, minutes, correspondence, conference papers, data sheets, reports, and other material.
Dates: Other: 1956-1966

Public Relations Division records on relations with civic organizations, 1959-1964

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 543 Series 2 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains administrative files, including dues, correspondence, histories and bibliographies, flimstrips, mailing lists, bulletins, reports, and other materials.
Dates: Other: 1959-1964

Public Relations Division records on staff, 1956-1965

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 543 Series 2 Sub-Series 17
Scope and Contents note Contains information on members of the division's staff, and includes salary increase recommendations and other information.
Dates: Other: 1956-1965

Public Relations Division records on university booking, 1958-1965

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 543 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains administrative files, including correspondence, convention papers, posters, mailing lists, and other material.
Dates: Other: 1958-1965

Public Relations Division records on university colleges, 1961-1965

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 543 Series 2 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains administrative files relating to various university departments.
Dates: Other: 1961-1965