An Environment of Faith
When Jeffrey R. Holland took the helm of BYU, he did so with two principal goals in mind. He wanted to increase significantly BYU's academic vitality and accomplishments, while strengthening and emphasizing its unique religious nature. In an April 1987 issue of BYU Today, Holland said, "I want BYU to be known for its academic achievements, achievements reached in an environment of faith and high ideals." Holland has become well known for his commitment to moral education and for proclaiming BYU as a unique university inextricably linked with its religious heritage.
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