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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 34 Collections and/or Records:

Office of the President correspondence, 1991-1992

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 925 Series 1 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence between Lee and university vice presidents, General Authorities, General Counsel, the university provost, deans, and department chairs. Subjects covered include assemblies, devotionals, and forums on campus, athletics, admissions and records, student life, faculty, colleges and departments, university relations, Brigham Young University media organizations, as well as professional associations to which Lee belonged.
Dates: Record Keeping: 1991-1992

Office of the President correspondence, 1992-1993

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 925 Series 1 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence between Lee and university vice presidents, General Authorities, General Counsel, the university provost, deans, and department chairs. Subjects covered include assemblies, devotionals, and forums on campus, athletics, admissions and records, student life, faculty, colleges and departments, university relations, Brigham Young University media organizations, as well as professional associations to which Lee belonged.
Dates: Record Keeping: 1992-1993

Office of the President correspondence, 1993-1994

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 925 Series 1 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence between Lee and university vice presidents, General Authorities, General Counsel, the university provost, deans, and department chairs. Subjects covered include assemblies, devotionals, and forums on campus, athletics, admissions and records, student life, faculty, colleges and departments, university relations, Brigham Young University media organizations, as well as professional associations to which Lee belonged.
Dates: Record Keeping: 1993-1994

Office of the President correspondence, 1994-1995

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 925 Series 1 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains correspondence between Lee and university vice presidents, General Authorities, General Counsel, the university provost, deans, and department chairs. Subjects covered include assemblies, devotionals, and forums on campus, athletics, admissions and records, student life, faculty, colleges and departments, university relations, Brigham Young University media organizations, as well as professional associations to which Lee belonged.
Dates: Record Keeping: 1994-1995

Office of the President correspondence and files, 1993-1995

 Series — Box: 88
Identifier: UA 925 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, notes related to administrative functions, and funeral items from Lee's funeral.
Dates: 1993-1995

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, 1980-1991

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 925 Series 1 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 10
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence related to faculty governance at the university. Materials date from between 1980 and 1991.
Dates: 1980-1991

Office of the President correspondence with colleges and departments, 1989-1991

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 925 Series 1 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence with college deans and departments regarding their activities. Materials date from between 1989 and 1991.
Dates: 1989-1991

Office of the President correspondence with Student Life, 1987-1991

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 925 Series 1 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence with university units associated with students, including student security and the Honor Code. Materials date from between 1987 and 1991.
Dates: 1987-1991

Office of the President correspondence with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1989-1990

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 925 Series 1 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 19
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence with members of the leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including apostles and other General Authorities. Materials date from between 1989 and 1990.
Dates: 1989-1990