Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship


Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies board of trustees, Melvin J. Thorne, M. Gerald Bradford, Brent Hall


With the growth of FARMS over the last two years, it has seemed less appropriate to have FARMS employees serving on the board of trustees. Consequently, the three members of the board who are also full-time employees of FARMS have stepped down from board membership. This action has been discussed by the board and by the staff for the last year, and we finally decided that it would be a wise move to prevent any appearance of a conflict of interest that could stem from having employees serve on the board. Speaking for the board of trustees, I express appreciation for their years of devoted service as members of the board. All three will continue in their full-time positions with FARMS.