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Holland, Jeffrey R., 1940-



  • Existence: 1940-

Biographical History

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.

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)

Found in 175 Collections and/or Records:

Public Affairs records on Ramses II exhibit

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 697
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, advertisements, posters, catalogs, logistical information, contracts, marketing strategies, and interviews with Jeffrey Holland, Jae Ballif, and George Bowie.

Dates: 1985-1986

Ramses II exhibit interviews

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230330034]
Identifier: MSS SC 3000
Scope and Contents

Interviews recorded with BYU president Jeffrey R. Holland and with Robert J. Matthews, dean of religious education, concerning the Ramses II Exhibit at BYU, 1985-1986.

Dates: 1986; 1986

These we honor

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233630356]
Identifier: UA 921
Scope and Contents Contains photographs, programs, and transcripts of speeches given at the dedication of an addition to the Memorial Hall in the Ernest L. Wilkinson Center on the Brigham Young University campus, held November 11, 1983, for BYU alumni who died in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Includes speeches by Stephen L. Barrett, executive director of BYU Alumni Association; Greg Fullmer, president of Associated Students of BYU; Joni Littler, daughter of an honoree; Harry A. Wesche, veteran of the Korea and...
Dates: 1983

University Communications files on the President, 1960-1999

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5395 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note Contains newspaper clippings, news releases, speeches, photographs, pamphlets, inauguration files, letters, comments, biographical information, commencement, devotionals, conferences, Q&A records, guidelines, speeches, and other materials relating to presidents of Brigham Young University. Includes correspondence and records with general authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1960 to 1999.Presidents found within the materials include Jeffrey R....
Dates: 1960-1999

Marvin E. Wiggins retirement celebration

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227641930]
Identifier: MSS 3974
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 2007 January 31