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Announcements

The latest news and information from university administration and the academic colleges at BYU, including the latest in enrollment statistics, new classes and programs, awards and distinctions, new hires and official announcements.

 

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October 01, 2020
BYU announced today the formation of the new BYU Security Department, which will function separately from and alongside the BYU Police Department.
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September 22, 2020
Brigham Young University Academic Vice President C. Shane Reese announced today that Grant Jensen has been named the new dean of the BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.
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September 18, 2020
Brigham Young University Advancement Vice President Keith Vorkink announced today that Mike Roberts has been named the managing director of BYU Alumni and External Relations.
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September 17, 2020
Brigham Young University today announced the creation of the David E. and Verla A. Sorensen Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership. The new Center was made possible by a $40 million endowment from the Sorensen Family, longtime supporters of BYU and members of the BYU President’s Leadership Council.


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August 24, 2020
Over this past year and throughout their careers, 47 BYU employees—professors, accountants, office managers, photographers and more—have found significant ways to contribute to the university.
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August 13, 2020
Recognizing the disruption COVID-19 has created for prospective students, potentially interfering with test preparation and the logistics of taking the ACT/SAT exams, Brigham Young University has temporarily suspended the ACT/SAT test score requirement for admission and scholarships.
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August 06, 2020
BYU President Kevin J Worthen and his wife Peggy kick off the semester and are followed by members of the leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU employees and a range of industry leaders and thinkers.
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July 28, 2020
Brigham Young University Vice President of Information Technology Tracy Flinders named John Payne as the new chief information security officer and Howard Loos as the new chief information privacy officer responsible for protecting the university’s information.
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July 20, 2020
This academic year, BYU's forum speakers will address the campus community on a variety of topics around the central theme of “What It Means to Be Educated." 
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July 02, 2020
Brigham Young University Academic Vice President Shane Reese has announced the appointment of Rick Anderson as university librarian at the Harold B. Lee Library. He succeeds Brian Rennick who has been interim university librarian since December 2019 following the passing of university librarian Jennifer Paustenbaugh in November.
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June 25, 2020
Replaces Brian K. Evans, who will be retiring from BYU after 20 years of service
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June 21, 2020
Brigham Young University Academic Vice President Shane Reese has appointed Logan Gillette as the interim dean of BYU Graduate Studies, following the appointment of current dean John “Keoni” S.K. Kauwe as the president of BYU Hawaii.
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June 17, 2020
At the request of President Kevin J Worthen and under the direction of Academic Vice President Shane Reese, a committee was appointed to examine issues of race and inequality at BYU and provide recommendations to the university about specific actions to address these issues.
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June 02, 2020
With the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others over the years, and the confluence of recent events, important conversations are happening throughout the nation, including at BYU.
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May 18, 2020
Brigham Young University Academic Vice President C. Shane Reese announced today that Jane H. Lassetter has been named the new dean of the BYU College of Nursing.
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May 18, 2020
Brigham Young University is introducing a plan to assist students enrolled during winter semester 2020 who have struggled to meet their basic needs due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
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May 18, 2020
Brigham Young University President Kevin J Worthen, following approval from the BYU Board of Trustees, has appointed Tracy Flinders as vice president of information technology and chief information officer. His responsibilities will extend across the Church Educational System.
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May 14, 2020
Off-Campus Housing Office advises students to read their contracts carefully
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