In a series of new appointments, BYU's administration has named Noel B. Reynolds as the associate academic vice president for undergraduate studies, John C. Lewis as the associate advancement vice president for marketing, Ned C. Hill as the dean of the Marriott School of Management, and James E. Faulconer as the dean of General Education and Honors Education.
A professor of political science, Reynolds has previously served as an associate academic vice president and as chair of the Department of Philosophy. As director of General Education in 198081, Reynolds played a key role in designing and implementing BYU's current G.E. program. "I now welcome the opportunity to return to my earlier focus on the undergraduate educational programs at BYU," he says.
Reynolds is also known for his research on the Book of Mormon and for the electronic publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls. In April he concluded his service as president of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies and as director of the Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts. Reynolds replaces John S. Tanner, who has been named English Department chair.
Lewis, who fills a newly created role in the BYU advancement area, has been director of public and alumni relations for the Marriott School of Management since he came to BYU in 1996. He will now be responsible for BYU's division of licensing and trademarks, the KSL Association, Publications & Graphics, Special Events, and the Cougar Club. He will also be publisher of Brigham Young Magazine.
"John Lewis brings to his new job outstanding business experience and educational training," says K. Fred Skousen, BYU advancement vice president. "I am very confident in John's ability to assist BYU in a broader context in the office of advancement."
Before he joined the Marriott School of Management administration, Lewis was vice president of corporate development for NuSkin Enterprises.
Hill, who has served as an assistant to the president since 1996, fills the vacancy created when Skousen was appointed advancement vice president.
"Ned Hill has all of the qualities needed to continue to build a world-class business school," says BYU President Merrill J. Bateman.
Prior to joining BYU's administration, Hill chaired the Department of Business Management in the Marriott School. He joined the faculty in 1987 as the Joel C. Peterson Professor of Business Administration. From 1977 to 1987, Hill was on the faculty of Indiana University. He has also been an assistant professor at Cornell University.
Faulconer was appointed acting dean of General Education and Honors Education last spring after the resignation of Paul A. Cox, who is on leave from the university.
"Dean Faulconer is well qualified to help us build on an already successful general education program," says President Bateman.
A BYU faculty member since 1975, Faulconer is a professor of philosophy specializing in contemporary European thought. Most of his many publications have dealt with the implications of philosophy on psychological theories. He is the editor of Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy.
A previous chair of the Philosophy Department, Faulconer has been an Honors Professor of the Year, an Alcuin fellow, and a Karl G. Maeser general education professor, some of the university's highest faculty honors.