President Merrill J. Bateman has named K. Fred Skousen, dean of the Marriott School of Management, as BYU’s new advancement vice president.
Student Life vice presi-dent Alton L. Wade also announced the appointment of David A. Hunt, former director of BYU Housing Services, as assistant Student Life vice president for student auxiliary services.
In his new assignment, Skousen will have responsibility for development, university and alumni relations, Publications and Graphics, and athletics. Skousen will also serve as the publisher for Brigham Young Magazine.
Skousen succeeds R.J. Snow, who has been appointed director of the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Skousen’s appointment was effective May 1.
Skousen became dean of the Marriott School in September 1989 and held the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Chair of Management. He will bring a strong combination of personal integrity and administrative and strategic planning ability to his new position, President Bateman said.
“As we consider the challenges of this position, we are pleased that Fred has accepted the assignment, given his knowledge of the university, his leadership strengths, and his experience as dean of a leading school of business,” President Bateman added.
Under Skousen’s leadership, the Marriott School of Management has experienced tremendous growth. The school’s endowment has increased dramatically, the organization has been redesigned to be more efficient, many world-class faculty have been hired, and the school’s programs have received greater visibility.
Hunt’s appointment was effective in February. He replaced Dean Fairbank, who retired last year.
Various services supported by Student Life include the Wilkinson Center, Housing and Dining Services, the BYU Bookstore, and vending and concessions. Hunt will also oversee maintenance and computer support for Student Life facilities.
“We look toward the future and hope to provide quality services in a time of expanding costs and financial commitments,” Hunt said. “A lot of construction is planned, and we need to cover those costs and, at the same time, continue to offer quality services and programs to our students.”
Hunt came to BYU in 1980 as assistant manager of Helaman Halls, later becoming manager of Heritage Halls and assistant director of Housing Services. He has served as director of Housing Services since 1994.