Lloyd, Wesley P. (Wesley Parkinson), 1904-1977
- Existence: 1904 - 1977
Wesley P. Lloyd (1904-1977) was an American college administrator.
Wesley Parkinson Lloyd was born on June 16, 1904 in Ogden, Utah to Charles E. Lloyd and Lucy Parkinson. He graduated from the Latter-day Saints' High School in Salt Lake City, Utah before attending Brigham Young University. He married Lillie (Lucille) Murdock on December 30, 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and they had two children. Lloyd completed his bachelor's degree in Philosophy of Education in 1927.
After graduating he taught social studies for three years at Rexburg High School, then worked another three years as a seminary principal for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Grace and Oakley, Idaho. During this time he also worked to complete a master's degree at Brigham Young University in 1934. He then continued his education at the University of Chicago, earning a Ph.D. in religion and education in 1937.
Lloyd returned to Brigham Young University in 1937, serving on the faculty of the Department of Philosophy of Education from 1937 to 1969. He also served in a variety of administrative roles, including department chair (1937-1944), Dean of Men (1938-1944), Dean of Students (1944-1960), and Dean of the Graduate School (1960-1969). After retiring from BYU, he worked as the dean of the United States International University (1969-1972), director of California Western College (1972-1976), and chair of the Center for Leadership Education (1974-1977). Lloyd died on March 7, 1977 in La Jolla, California.
Citation:His The rise and development of lay leadership in the Latter-Day Saint movement, 1937: t.p. (Wesley P. Lloyd)
NUC pre-56 (Lloyd, Wesley Parkinson, 1904-)
LC in RLIN, 4/18/95 (hdg.: Lloyd, Wesley Parkinson, 1904- ; usage: Wesley P. Lloyd)
Biographical dictionary of modern American educators, 1997: p. 205 (Wesley Parkinson Lloyd; b. June 16, 1904 in Ogden, Utah to Charles E. and Lucy (Parkinson) Lloyd; m. Dec. 30, 1926 to Lillie Murdoch, two children; d. Mar. 7, 1977 in La Jolla, Calif.; attended Latter-day Saints' High School; B.S., Brigham Young University, 1927; M.S., Brigham Young University, 1934; taught social science and athletics, Rexburg High School, 1927-1930; seminary principal in Grace and Oakley, Idaho, 1930-1933; Ph.D. in education and religion, University of Chicago, 1937) p. 206 (served in various positions at Brigham Young University: dean of men, 1937-1944; dean of students, 1944-1960; chair, Department of Philosophy of Education (1937-1950); dean, Graduate School, 1960-1969; professor of education, 1939-1969; dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at United States International University, 1969-1972; director, California Western College, 1972-1974; chair, Center for Leadership Education, 1974-1977; active in national associations for college administrators; author)
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, committee assignments, information on graduate programs, information supporting a review of graduate programs, and other files documenting the history of the Graduate School from 1954 to 1993.
The collection contains photocopies of seven journals dating from 1929-1958 and miscellaneous papers, 1939-1977. The papers are mostly published articles written by Lloyd on education and religious themes, and education in Japan.
Includes personal files and publications, some professional files relating to his positions at Brigham Young University; records of his position at United States International Univeristy at San Diego; records of his position with the Center for Educational Renewal; and other records.
Contains photographs of Lloyd at work and images from a conference for Deans of Students. Materials date from between 1940 and 1958.