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Wilson W. Sorensen

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Wilson Woodruff Sorensen (August 8, 1916 – July 30, 2009) was the president of Utah Technical College (now Utah Valley University, or UVU) from 1946 to 1982. He played a large role in building up and paving the way for the expansion of the school. Biography Sorensen was born in Draper, Utah, and was raised in Draper and Deseret, Utah. He graduated from Jordan High School in Sandy, Utah. As a young man and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), he served as a missionary in the California Mission. Later in life he would continue activity in the LDS Church, serving as a bishop and in a stake presidency. He married Helen Howard in 1942 in the Salt Lake Temple. They had four children and raised their family in Provo, Utah. Helen died in 2000 and their daughter Kathy died in 2001. Sorensen graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, with a bachelor's degree in industrial arts and a master's in .
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