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BYU Through and Through

Kevin J. Worthen, 13th president of Brigham Young University

In describing Kevin J Worthen, 13th president of Brigham Young University, friends and colleagues use a variety of descriptors, some of them seemingly contradictory: brilliant yet unassuming, physically towering yet down-to-earth, visionary yet deferential. But when asked to introduce himself at the press conference following the March 2014 announcement of his new position, Worthen kept it simple: "I'm a BYU guy through and through."

It's an apt summation, as this institution has framed much of Worthen's life. From an early-childhood fascination with the university to degrees in political science and law to years as a professor and administrator, Worthen has been inspired by the mission and ideals of Brigham Young University.


Full Name: Kevin J. Worthen
Grad Year: BA 1979
College: Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Major: Political Science
Post date: April 2, 2018
Author: BYU Office of the Presidents