LDS Scene
January 1982

“LDS Scene,” Ensign, Jan. 1982, 80

LDS Scene

President Spencer W. Kimball, anxious to get back to work after surgery September 5 and a long series of complications, was able to meet with the General Authorities in their regular monthly meeting in the Salt Lake Temple on November 5. He spoke briefly and thanked the Brethren for their work and support during his illness.

The President continues his gradual recovery at the Hotel Utah, where his personal secretary, D. Arthur Haycock, regularly takes work to him. President Kimball also meets with his counselors three times a week at the hotel.

E. Gordon Gee, 37, has been named president of West Virginia University. He is a graduate of the University of Utah, is a former associate dean of BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, and has served for the past two years as dean of West Virginia University’s law school.

Brother Gee, a native of Vernal, Utah, and currently high priests group leader in the Morgantown Ward, Fairmont West Virginia Stake, received bachelor’s degrees from the University of Utah in history and English. He obtained his law degree and educational doctorate in a joint degree program at Columbia University. He is married to the former Elizabeth Dutson; they have a five-year-old daughter, Rebekah.

Undergraduate tuition at Brigham Young University will be increased from $440 to $610 per semester beginning in the fall of 1982 according to an announcement by President Jeffrey R. Holland.

Other increases announced for the 1982–83 school year are: Graduate and advanced-standing students from $610 to $685 per semester; Law School students from $1,000 to $1,110; and Graduate School of Management students from $840 to $1,000.

Holland noted that the larger increase for the Graduate School of Management is part of a multi-phased program to equalize tuition for the professional schools at BYU.

In keeping with BYU’s policy, students who are not members of the Church are required to pay one and a half times the announced tuition rates.