Brigham Young University. University Honors Education

University Honors Education was created around the Honors Program in 1982 to prepare for the opening of the Honors Program to general enrollment. University officials felt that a deanship would be better equipped to deal with the expanded scope of the program. Honors Education was subsequently enfolded into the General Education and Honors department in 1986, created when General Education was placed under the leadership of the Dean of Honors. Gary L. Browning was the first Dean of Honors Education (1982-1983), succeeded by De Lamar Jensen (1983-1986).

Variant names

Brigham Young University. Honors Education


Established: 1982

Abolished: 1986

Location: Provo, Utah (1982-1986)


The main purpose of University Honors Education was to administer the Honors Program from 1982-1986. The university had felt that, with the advent of an open enrollment program, a deanship would be better able to administer the program and its associated assets. The department and deanship lasted until James R. Kearl was appointed Dean of Honors and General Education and Honors Education was folded into this new structure.

Assets and Administrative Structure

University Honors Education was overseen by a dean reporting to the University. Beginning in 1986, the Dean of Honors Education was also the Dean of General Education and Honors Education ceased to function as a separate entity.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University (1982-1986)

Subordinate unit: Brigham Young University. Honors Program (1982-1986)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. General Education and Honors (1986)

Associated Archival Materials

College of Undergraduate Education Records, 1960-2000 (UA 1205)


Brigham Young University General Catalog 1984-1985, p. 31 (Honors Education, Dean De Lamar Jensen)

Kristen Morris, History of the Brigham Young University Honors Program: 1978-2001: The Building and Restructuring of an Honors Program: p. 27 (1982, university discontinued directorate leadership and created deanship in order to prepare for the open enrollment program and give the program greater status and more clout in the administrative community of the university); p. 31 (significant changes in GE; university placed GE under leadership of Dean of Honors, making Kearl first dean of Honors and General Education in 1986; one dean over both programs); p. 93 (Browning dean 1982-1983); p. 94 (Jensen dean 1983-1986)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2010-00007

Creator: UPB