August 22, 2012
Marlin Jensen Joins Board of Regents
The state Board of Regents now includes a retired LDS general authority who is credited with opening up church history.
The Utah Senate confirmed Marlin Jensen, an Ogden lawyer who was recently replaced as official historian for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Gov. Gary Herbert crossed party lines to nominate the Democrat on Aug. 3 to the board that oversees teh state’s eight-campus system of public colleges and universities.
Jensen, 70, succeeds Meghan Holbrook, one of three Regents to step down this summer. Herbert last week appointed Zions Bancorporation CEO Harris Simmons to succeed David Jordan and will soon name a replacement for Katharine Garff.