Thursday May 7 in the MC Ballroom a dinner was held for the President’s Advancement Council. President Clarke Gilbert stated that the council is made up of friends of the university.

“The President’s Advancement Council makes up of friends of the university who not only help the university with philanthropic resources, but they come and give council and advice and input on some of the major initiatives happening here at the university,” President Clark G. Gilbert said.

“We have had a full day of learning and came to share opinions and ideas and learning opinions and ideas on the future of BYU-Idaho and things that can help it in the future,” Whitney Gummersall said.

The council involves people from all around the United States who come together to discuss different topics. President Gilbert said that topics of discussion during this council included advising, the pathway program, funding, the student leadership program and the use of university facilities.

At the dinner the BYU-Idaho Concert Choir performed two selections followed by remarks from President Gilbert.

President Gilbert recognized couples who would be leaving the council and he also shared his gratitude for the council and their willingness to serve in the capacity that they do.