Clark G. Gilbert became the 16th president of Brigham Young University-Idaho in April 2015.
President Gilbert brings a range of academic and professional experiences to his assignment in Rexburg. Most recently, President Gilbert served as the CEO of Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media. He served previously as an associate academic vice president at BYU-Idaho, overseeing online learning and the Pathway program. A deeply committed teacher, President Gilbert had administrative responsibility for the Learning Model at BYU-Idaho. Prior to coming to Rexburg, he was a professor of entrepreneurial management at the Harvard Business School where he taught and studied in the field of organizational innovation.
President Gilbert graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. He earned a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Stanford University and a doctoral degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.
President Gilbert was born in California and raised in Arizona. After serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Japan, he married his wife, Christine. They are the parents of eight children.