Brigham Young University. Dept. of Education Week Programs

The Department of Education Week Programs was established in 1966. The chairman was D. Chris Poulos (1966-1972).

Variant names

Brigham Young University. Education Weeks


Established: 1966

Abolished: 1972

Location: Provo, Utah (1966-1972)


Education Week, formerly called Leadership Week, has been held annually on the BYU campus since 1922 and has gained nationwide attention. The program has been gradually moving into more and more locations throughout the United States. In 1969 the program was presented in 53 locations, extending to Calgary on the north; Colonia Juarez, Mexico, on the south; east as far as Boston; and west along the Pacific coast. It is anticipated that the 1970 programs will be held in approximately 60 locations.

The Campus Education Week is a four-day festival of learning at Brigham Young University. It is a leadership training for everyone, since all in the home are leaders or potential leaders. Areas of instruction include: human relations; scientific advancements; the world of business; better teaching methods, literature, music, drama and speech activities; teenage problems; handicraft arts; and instruction in genealogy and the scriptures.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Department of Education Week Programs is under the supervision of a department chairman who reported directly to the dean of the Division of Continuing Education.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Division of Continuing Education (1966-1972)

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. Adult Education and Extension Services (1966)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. Education Weeks (1972)

Associated Archival Materials

Records, 1921-1988. (UA 547)


Brigham Young University Bulletin Catalog of Courses, 1970-1972: p. 519 (D. Chris Poulos, chair)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00488

Creator: LFW