Dr. Clark G. Gilbert was officially installed as President of Brigham Young University-Idaho by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, who was presiding at the Inauguration, on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Along with serving as First Counselor in the First Presidency, President Uchtdorf currently serves as the Second Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of BYU-Idaho.
Conducting the Inaugural Address was Elder Dallin H. Oaks, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of BYU-Idaho.
Also in attendance were Elders Jeffrey R. Holland and David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president, Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president and Elder Donald L. Hallstrom of the Presidency of the Seventy.
“President Gilbert, we are grateful that you have responded to the invitation to come and preside over this wonderful institution of higher education,” President Uchtdorf said. “You are well qualified and you have been well prepared.”
President Gilbert said he is humbled by the responsibility he has been given and hopes to help BYU-Idaho to continue to grow while decreasing costs to the Church.
“Today we remain on a steady, upward course of growth and discovery,” President Gilbert said. “We face a new challenge to continue to strengthen our core campus experience, even as we pioneer new ways to reach students around the world.”