University Forum: Bruce and Marie Hafen

Thursday, May 16, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BYU-Idaho Center Auditorium
Event Type
Devotionals and Speeches
University Public Affairs

Bruce C. Hafen grew up in St. George, Utah and serve a mission in Germany. He received a bachelor’s degree from BYU and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Utah. He practiced law in Salt Lake City, then became a member of the original faculty of BYU’s Law School. He was President of BYU-Idaho from 1978 to 1985, dean of the BYU Law School, and later served as the Provost at BYU. He served as a General Authority from 1996 until 2010, at which time he became president of the St. George Temple. He is the author of several books on gospel topics, including the biography of Elder Neal A. Maxwell, and books on marriage, the temple, and the Atonement. Marie K. Hafen is a homemaker and teacher. She has a Master’s Degree in English from BYU and has taught at BYU-Idaho, the University of Utah, and BYU. She was also on the Young Women General Board, the Board of Directors of the Deseret News, and was matron of the St. George Temple. She has edited and co-authored books with her husband, including The Contrite Spirit and Faith Is Not Blind. They have 7 children and 46 grandchildren.

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