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President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, and Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles officially installed President Christopher Shane Reese as the 14th president of Brigham Young University on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
During the late-morning installation held in the BYU Marriott Center and attended by Church, government, civic and education leaders, Elder Christofferson, chairman of the executive committee of the BYU Board of Trustees, charged President Reese to help the university become “what prophets past and present have foreseen it would become.”
With autumn colors just starting to fringe the edges of Y Mountain, BYU students, faculty and staff; members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; and other General Authorities and general leaders filled the 19,000-seat Marriott Center to the topmost rows. The ceremony was also attended by Kevin J Worthen, BYU’s outgoing president, as well past presidents Elder Merril J. Bateman and Elder Cecil O. Samuelson. Elder Clark G. Gilbert, commissioner of the Church Education System, conducted the inauguration.
After Elder Christofferson’s invitation to President Reese’s wife, Sister Wendy Reese, to place the presidential medallion around the neck of her husband, the near-capacity crowd rose to their feet to energetically applaud the university’s new leader.
Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who serves as vice chairman of the executive committee, began the ceremony by explaining the university’s unique and distinctive Board of Trustees.
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