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BYU NAMES NEW LEADERS IN P.E. AND ECONOMICS

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President Rex E. Lee has announced the appointment of two new department chairmen at Brigham Young University.

Earlene Durrant will be chairwoman of the department of physical education, taking over for Robert Conlee, who is the new dean of physical education.Farrell E. Jensen is the chairman of the department of economics, replacing Richard Butler, who will be taking a two-year leave to accept an appointment at the University of Minnesota.

The three-year appointments are effective immediately.

Durrant received a doctorate from BYU and has completed post-doctoral work at the University of Alberta Sports Medicine Institute, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Cleveland Sports Medicine Institute.

A member of the BYU faculty since 1973, she is a professor of physical education and a certified athletic trainer.

From 1967 to 1972, she was head of the women's physical education department and an assistant professor at the BYU-Hawaii campus.

Jensen, a graduate of Utah State University, received both a master's degrees and doctorate from Kansas State University in agricultural economics, marketing and statistics.

A former assistant professor at Rutgers University, he was an executive with the FMC Corporation in Philadelphia before joining the BYU department of agricultural economics in 1982, leading that department from 1983 to 1988.

He became a full professor in the BYU department of economics in 1988.