LDS Business College
|Salt Lake Academy (1886–1888)|
LDS University (1889–1927)
LDS College (1927–1931)
|Established||November 15, 1886|
|Affiliation||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|
|President||Bruce C. Kusch|
|19 faculty, 92 adjunct faculty|
|Campus||Urban, 10-story building, 151,582 square feet (14,082.4 m2)|
|Anthem||"Rise and Shine Forth"|
|Colors||Forest Green, Gold|
LDS Business College (LDSBC) is a two-year college in Salt Lake City, Utah, focused on training students in business and industry. The college is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and operates under its Church Educational System. LDSBC offers one year certificates and two-year degrees in business administration, interior design, and healthcare. The college also furnishes an Institute of Religion. It is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
The Salt Lake Academy was founded in 1886, with high school, normal, business and college courses of study. In 1888, it was renamed the Salt Lake Stake Academy, and a year later it was again renamed, this time Latter-day Saints' University. By 1895 was offering a four-year course of study culminating in a Ph.B. degree.
Latter-day Saints never became a fully functioning university and was displaced as the preeminent LDS higher learning center by Brigham Young University in the early 20th century. The college was closely linked with Latter-day Saints High School, which counted among the graduates George W. Romney (1926) and Gordon B. Hinckley (1928).
In 1927, the name of LDS University was changed to LDS College and then to LDS Business College, as the other higher-education functions were gone. Two of the school's presidents were James E. Talmage and Bryant S. Hinckley.
For many years LDSBC was located in a former mansion along South Temple, east of the Salt Lake Temple, at 411 East South Temple. As part of the LDS Church's attempts to revitalize downtown Salt Lake City, the college moved to the Triad Center in the summer of 2006.
List of Presidents
The following is a list of former presidents of LDS Business College:
Karl G. Maeser (principal in charge): 1886-88; Willard Done (acting principal): 1886-88; James E. Talmage: 1888-92; Willard Done: 1992-99; Joshua H. Paul: 1899-1905; Willard Young: 1905-15; Guy C. Wilson: 1915-26; Feramorz Y. Fox: 1926-48; Kenneth S. Bennion: 1948-61; R. Ferris Kirkham: 1961-86; Kenneth H. Beesley: 1986-91; Stephen K. Woodhouse: 1992-2008; J. Lawrence Richards: 2008-17; Bruce C. Kusch: 2017-present
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