Jeffrey R. Holland, Apostle, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Jeffrey Roy Holland

Birthplace: St George, Washington, UT, USA
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Son of Frank Dennis Holland and Alice Holland

Managed by: Randy Stebbing
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About Jeffrey R. Holland, Apostle, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Jeffrey Roy Holland (born December 3, 1940) is an American educator and religious leader. He served as the ninth President of Brigham Young University and is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church)..."

"...Holland was born in St. George, Utah. His father, Frank D. Holland, was a convert to the LDS Church while his mother, Alice, came from a long line of Latter-day Saints. As a young man, Holland served a mission to England..."

"...Holland then transferred to Brigham Young University where he graduated with a BA in English. He then received an MA in Religious Education from BYU while also teaching religion classes part time. After earning his master's degree, Holland became an Institute of Religion teacher in Hayward, California. He next served as an institute director in Seattle, Washington. While in Seattle, Holland served as the bishop of a single adults ward. Holland attended Yale University and earned a second master's degree, this time in American Studies, and later a Ph.D in the same subject. At Yale, Holland studied with American literary scholar and critic R. W. B. Lewis and authored a dissertation on the religious sense of Mark Twain. While in Connecticut, Holland served as a counselor in the presidency of the Hartford Connecticut Stake, which had been organized in 1966..."

"...Holland served as an institute director in Salt Lake City after getting his Ph.D. He then served as director of the Melchizedek Priesthood MIA. In 1974, Holland was appointed Dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University; during this period of time, he was the youngest dean at BYU. He went from that position to being the eleventh commissioner of the Church Educational System, a position he held from 1976 to 1980. He was then appointed president of BYU as the successor to Dallin H. Oaks. The most notable achievement of his presidency was the founding of the BYU Jerusalem Center. He also led a $100,000,000 fundraising campaign..."

"...Holland served as the president of the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAPICU) and as a member of the NCAA's president's committee. He also received the "Torch of Light" award from the Anti-defamation League..."

"...Holland and his wife, the former Patricia Terry, were married on June 7, 1963 in the St. George Temple. They have three grown children. His son, Matthew S. Holland, was appointed as the President of Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah in 2009. His younger son, David F. Holland, is a professor at UNLV..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Jeffrey R. Holland', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 11 January 2012, 16:26 UTC, <> [accessed 8 February 2012]

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December 3, 1940
St George, Washington, UT, USA