First dean of business college dead at the age of 92


    By Gretchen Day

    Weldon Johnson Taylor, the first dean of the College of Business, died Aug. 21 in his home at the age of 92.

    Taylor served as dean of the College of Business, later renamed the Marriott School of Management, for 17 years, beginning in 1957.

    Taylor’s tenure as dean marked the commencement of a now nationally ranked MBA program and the organization of a National Advisory Counsel.

    “It would be hard to overestimate the contributions Weldon Taylor gave to the Marriott School,” said Ned C. Hill, dean of BYU’s Marriott School of Management. “He brought in faculty from all over the country. His vision and energy was inspiring as he initiated almost every program that is in place today.”

    Funeral services for Taylor were Saturday in Provo.

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