President Clark G. Gilbert

President and Sister Gilbert

President Clark G. and Sister Christine C. Gilbert

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. Prior to coming to BYU-Idaho in 2015, President Gilbert served as CEO of Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media. He also served as an associate academic vice president at BYU-Idaho, overseeing online learning and the Pathway program. As 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 doctorate degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

President Gilbert has served in multiple ecclesiastical roles, including counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, counselor in a bishopric, Young Men's president, Gospel Doctrine teacher, and Scoutmaster. He currently serves as a Sunday School teacher with his wife, Christine.

President Gilbert was born in California and raised in Arizona. He and his wife, Christine, are the parents of eight children.

Sister Gilbert's background is also in education, having taught in elementary schools in California and in the Seminary program of the Church Educational System. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in Family Sciences and Human Development. Sister Gilbert was born in Indiana and raised in Utah. She has also held various ecclesiastical roles in the Church, including Primary president and Gospel Doctrine teacher.