Boyer Jarvis (Emeritus)

BOYER JARVIS

I came to Salt Lake City in June of 1955 to do research of a Ph.D. dissertation at Northwestern University and was employed as a Teaching Assistant and Assistant to the Dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of Utah.

Positions held:
Faculty
Assistant Professor of Speech and Theatre Arts        1956-61
Assistant Professor of Speech                    1962-63
Associate Professor of Speech                    1963-67
Professor of Speech                        1967-72
Professor of Communication                    1972-89

Administration
College of Letters and Science
Assistant to the Dean                    1955-58
Assistant Dean                        1958-60
Acting Dean                            1960-61
Special Assistant to the U.S. Commissioner of Education    1961-62
Associate Program Director of KUED                1957-60
Assistant to the President                        1962-64
Administrator of University Theater                1962-64
Dean of Summer School                        1962-67
Dean of Admissions and Registration                1965-71
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs            1967-88

Community Service
President, Adult Education Council of Greater Salt Lake    1958-59
Member, Board of Directors, Youth Inc.                1969-75
Chairman, Board of Directors, Youth Inc.            1970-71
Board Member, Alberta Henry Education Foundation        1973-88
Member, Salt Lake City Sister Cities Committee        1974-78
Member, Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors    1976-82
and        1983-91
President, Salt Lake City Library Board of Directors        1978-80
and        1984-86
Board Member, United Nations Association of Utah        1976-88
Board Member, Salt Lake Branch NAACP            1986-94
Vice President, United Nations Association of Utah        1978-80
President, United Nations Association of Utah            1980-82
Board Member, Utahns United Against the Nuclear Arms Race    1983-92
Chairman, Utahns United Against the Nuclear Arms Race        1985-86
Board Member, Repertory Dance Theater            1985-86
Chairman, Life Membership Committee, Salt Lake NAACP        1985-94
Board member, Utah Committee for American-Soviet Relations    1987-91
Chairman, Utah Committee for American-Soviet Relations        1989-91
Board Member, ACLU of Utah                        1989-90
Board President, ACLU of Utah                        1990
Board Member, Voices for Utah Children                1989-95
Board Member, Friends of Marriott Library                 1989-92
Board Member, Utah Heritage Foundation                1990-95
Member, Salt Lake YWCA Community Advisory Board        1992-96
Member, Salt Lake County Human Services Advisory Council     1992-96
Member, U of U Graduate School of Social Work Advisory Board    1992-04
Board Member, Utah Region, NCCJ—Inclusion Center        1998-
Board Member, Salt Lake Chapter PFLAG (Parents, Familes and
Friends of Lesbians and Gays                    1993-06

Awards
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Award                    1989
Honorary Doctor of Humanities, U of U                    1989
Planned Parenthood of Utah Annette P. Cumming Community
Service Award                            1995
Honorary Alumnus Award, U of U                        2000
Utah League of Women Voters Community Service Award        2003
Utah Region, NCCJ Humanitarian Award                2003
Utah Pride Parade Grand Marchal                    2006
Equality Utah Allies Award (with wife, Pat)                2008

Purpose of Citizens’ Counsel:
To advocate for improvement and equity in the civic life of the state of Utah.