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BYU announces new president

Mar 21, 2023, 11:38 AM | Updated: 12:22 pm

byu president c. shane reese pictured...

Shane Reese, left, smiles with his wife Wendy, middle, as he is announced as the new BYU president during a devotional on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at the Marriott Center in Provo. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

PROVO, Utah — Brigham Young University named its 14th president, C. Shane Reese, on Tuesday.

Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for the Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints Jeffrey R. Holland made the announcement in a BYU devotional Tuesday morning.

“President Russell M. Nelson is announcing the conclusion of President Kevin Worthen’s remarkable service as president of Brigham Young University.”

Reese currently serves as BYU’s academic vice president, according to a university press release

“I’m honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve as the president of Brigham Young University,” said Reese in the press release.

Reese will succeed Kevin J. Worthen. 

“Serving as the president of BYU has been a wonderful experience,” said Worthen in the press release.

Reese will assume the role of president on May 1.

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BYU announces new president