A documentary portraying the life of Royden C. Braithwaite, former president of Southern Utah State College, will be aired Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26, on KCCZ Channel 4.
Braithwaite, who served for 23 years as director and president of the school, died on March 11, 1991. The video pays tribute to his contribution to the school, which was renamed Southern Utah University last year.The half-hour show begins by covering his childhood, youth, marriage, education and career. Through a series of interviews, it then outlines how Braithwaite shaped both the physical and spiritual aspects of the school's campus.
The idea for the video was conceived by Communication Instructor Peter Tagg.
Braithwaite came to Cedar City in 1955 to serve as director of the College of Southern Utah. He became president when the institution became an independent, four-year, baccalaureate-granting college in 1965.
In 1969, it was renamed SUSC, recognizing the new direction Braithwaite had given the institution.
"His 23-year administration literally shaped the campus as we know it today," Tagg said.
The video will air 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25 and again at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 26. Future airings may also be scheduled on SUTV, cable Channel 9.