Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New BYU president: Kevin Worthen to replace Cecil Samuelson


Those in attendance stand to honor President Cecil O. Samuelson of BYU and his wife Sharon G. Samuelson at the end of a devotional in Provo, Tuesday, March 11, 2014 where it was announced that Kevin J Worthen is to become Brigham Young University's 13th president. At right is President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)

Whoosh, Kevin?
Kevin J Worthen, 57, BYU's advancement vice president and former dean of the BYU law school, will become BYU's 13th president on May 1, replacing Cecil O. Samuelson, whose tenure included a new school basketball tradition in which students point to him every time a BYU player made a free throw and said, "Whoosh, Cecil."

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