Clark G. Gilbert will officially become the first president of BYU-Pathway Worldwide during an inauguration ceremony held in Salt Lake City — the organization's new headquarters — on Nov. 16.
Just months after the creation of BYU-Pathway Worldwide in February, the inauguration will be held in the Conference Center Theater and will be broadcast live to PathwayConnect gatherings at various locations around the world.
President Russell M. Nelson, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will preside at the event and officially install Gilbert as president. Elder Kim B. Clark, Commissioner of the Church Educational System and a General Authority Seventy, will also speak and a choir comprised of BYU-Pathway Worldwide students from throughout the Salt Lake Valley will perform.
Prior to becoming BYU-Pathway Worldwide president, Gilbert served two years as the 16th president of Brigham Young University-Idaho from April 2015 to April 2017. Before serving as president of BYU-Idaho, Gilbert worked as CEO of the Deseret News and Deseret Digital Media. Prior to his time at the Deseret News, Gilbert worked at BYU-Idaho in various roles. As associate academic vice president he oversaw online learning and helped develop the Pathway program. Prior to his work at BYU-Idaho, Gilbert was a professor of entrepreneurial management at the Harvard Business School. He specialized in the field of organizational innovation.
Because space is limited, only invited guests are allowed to attend the ceremony, but a live broadcast of the recording will be available starting at 7 p.m. Pathway students are encouraged to watch the broadcast together to fulfill their meeting requirements for the week.