F.A.R.M.S. NAMES PRESIDENT
The Foundation has named Stephen D. Ricks as its new president. Ricks, a professor of Asian and Near Eastern Languages at BYU, received a doctorate in Near Eastern Religions from the University of California at Berkeley. He recently came from Jerusalem, where he spent a year teaching and researching at BYU's Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies.
Ricks has been associated with F.A.R.M.S. since he came to Provo in 1981. He succeeds John W. Welch who founded F.A.R.M.S. in 1979. The Foundation has grown rapidly and accomplished a lot under his leadership. Along with Ricks, John L. Sorenson and Noel B. Reynolds, Welch will continue to write, research, edit and serve on the Board of Directors.
Ricks plans on a vigorous research and publication schedule. Top priority projects include The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley and a conference on warfare.