Clark Gilbert named new BYU-Idaho president

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Clark G. Gilbert, currently the CEO of Deseret News and Deseret Digital Media and an executive vice president of Deseret Management Corporation, will become the next president of BYU-Idaho starting April 13. (Photo courtesy LDS Church)

Clark G. Gilbert, currently the CEO of Deseret News and Deseret Digital Media and an executive vice president of Deseret Management Corporation, will become the next president of BYU-Idaho starting April 13. (Photo courtesy LDS Church)

At the conclusion of BYU-Idaho’s weekly devotional address, Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles announced that the university was getting a new president.

Deseret News CEO Clark G. Gilbert will become BYU-Idaho’s 16th president. On April 13, Gilbert will replace current president Kim B. Clark, who has served as BYU-Idaho president since August 2005.

Gilbert has served as CEO of Deseret Digital Media since 2009 and Deseret News Publishing Company since 2010. Before coming to Utah, Gilbert worked at BYU-Idaho as an associate academic vice president. Before coming to BYU-Idaho, Gilbert was a professor of entrepreneurial management at the Harvard Business School.

Gilbert earned his undergraduate degree at BYU, his master’s degree at Stanford University and a doctoral degree from the Harvard Business School. He and his wife Christine are the parents of eight children.

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While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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