Rulon L. Bradley

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Rulon L. Bradley is considered the 'Father of BYU Public Relations and Advertising.' His influence on Brigham Young University's advertising and public relations programs and students is legendary.

Before coming to BYU, Bradley worked as news director for two media stations: KSL of Utah and KIDO in Idaho. He also served as assistant director of public relations at the University of Utah. Bradley joined BYU’s faculty in the 1960s. His classes quickly became popular with students, whom he often mentored into professional careers.

Additionally, Bradley was an accredited member of PRSA. He was appointed national faculty adviser of PRSSA in 1970. His personal magnetism made him a valued mentor and brought national attention to BYU’s Department of Communications. To this day, BYU graduates who have become top public relations professionals credit Bradley for his influence during their college years. Although he is best known for public relations, he is responsible for starting both the Public Relations and Advertising programs at Brigham Young University. The PRSSA chapter and the student-run Bradley Public Relations Agency carry his name in honor of his contributions.

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