Summarized by Donna Clayton
BYU dean joins Bonneville
Deseret News 5Apr00 B2
Media company shuffles senior management team
Dean of Fine Arts and Communications College leaves BYU, heads to Bonneville International Corp.
BYU NewsNet 3Apr00 B2
By Joe Dana: Associate NewsNet Campus Editor
PROVO, UTAH -- Bruce L. Christensen, dean of the College of Fine Arts
and Communications at Brigham Young University, will be leaving to
join the senior management team of Bonneville International Corp. He
has served as dean since 1993, prior to which he was president and
CEO of the Public Broadcasting Service in Washington, D.C.
Christensen has been a board member of Bonneville International since
1996. Bonneville International Corp. President and CEO Bruce T.
Reese said, "Bruce Christensen brings experience, ability and vision
to this new assignment". Bonneville is making the transition into
the digital world and Reese feels that Christensen is the man to lead
Despite his career change, Christensen said he still hopes to teach
at BYU in the future. He first taught at the university in 1969.
"Because of his journalism background he has been able to educate the
administration in the university, including President Bateman and
other deans, about the process of journalism and the importance of
the student newsroom lab," said Laurie Wilson, chair of the
department of communications. He will be greatly missed at the
Christensen will begin his new duties on 1May 2000.