Holland, Jeffrey R., 1940-
- Existence: 1940-
Jeffrey Roy Holland (1940-) served as President of Brigham Young University from 1980 to 1989.
Jeffrey R. Holland was born in St. George, Utah. He served a mission to England from 1960 to 1962 before returning to St. George where he married his wife, Patricia Terry, whom he had courted prior to his mission. The two attended Dixie College, and later Brigham Young University. Holland graduated in 1966 with a master's degree in religious instruction. They are the parents of three children.
Employed by the Church Education System, the Hollands moved across the United States where Jeffery worked as a teacher, and later director of institute at the University of Washington, Seattle. Jeffery chose to pursue a doctoral degree at Yale University, and upon graduation in 1972, he returned to Utah were he contined to work with the CES as a teacher at the Salt Lake Institue. This was short lived as months later, he was called as the director of the church's new Melchizedek Priesthood MIA. He held this position for two years before being appointed the Dean of Religious Education at BYU in 1974. In 1976, Jeffery was named the Commissioner of Education for the Church of Jesus Chirst of Latter-day Saints. He held this position until his appointment as president of Brigham Young University in 1980.
Jeffery was instrumental in the establishment of Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies and the establishment of religious education at the heart of Brigham Young University.
Jeffery was released as President in 1989 after recieving a call to serve in the First Quorum of the Seventy. In 1994, he was called as a member of the Quoroum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Citation:His However long and hard the road, 1985: CIP title page (Jeffrey R. Holland) publisher's information (Ph. D. in American studies, Yale Univ.; pres. of Brigham Young Univ.) data sheet (b. 1940)
Wikipedia, 18 October 2010 (Jeffrey Roy Holland, born December 3, 1940 ; president, Brigham Young University, 1980-1989; member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since June 32, 1994)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; born 1940; attended Dixie State College; attended Brigham Young University; married Patricia Terry; appointed Dean of Religious Education in 1974; named Commissioner of Education in 1976; appointed BYU President in 1980; instrumental in establishment of Jerusalem Center; released as President and called to First Quorum of the Seventy in 1989; called as an Apostle in 1994)
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Contains correspondence, advertisements, posters, catalogs, logistical information, contracts, marketing strategies, and interviews with Jeffrey Holland, Jae Ballif, and George Bowie.
Marvin E. Wiggins retirement celebration, 2007 includes a CD recording and transcript of Wiggins' 31 January 2007 retirement celebration. Wiggins' lecture on that occasion includes history of the Lee Library over his 40 years of service. Also included are tributes from other prominent Library faculty.