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President Cecil O. Samuelson, Sharon Samuelson to speak at Aug. 30 devotional

Brigham Young University President Cecil O. Samuelson and his wife, Sharon, will speak at the first campus devotional of the 2005-2006 academic year Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

Live broadcasts of the devotional will be on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), the BYU-Television and BYU-Radio satellite networks, KBYU-FM (89.1) and at For rebroadcast information, visit

Well into his third year as president of the university, President Samuelson will officially welcome the students back to school. He began his tenure at BYU May 1, 2003, and was installed as BYU's 12th president Sept. 9, 2003.

Prior to becoming president of BYU, Samuelson served as member of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Professionally, Samuelson was the senior vice president of Intermountain Health Care and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Utah. He holds a bachelor of science degree, a master's degree in educational psychology and a medical degree from the University of Utah.

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