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Clark Officially Named 15th President of BYU-Idaho



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REXBURG, Idaho (AP) -- Kim B. Clark has been officially named B-Y-U-Idaho's 15th president.

Yesterday, LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley formally installed Clark as the 15th president.

The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told the former dean of the Harvard Business School to lead the university to new heights of honor, achievement and recognition. In his address, President Hinckley talked about the importance of education. He said that's why the church spends millions of its resources on educating its young people.

In his inaugural response, Clark said the school's mission is to educate, develop and prepare disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. He also said he wants the students to provide the kind of leadership that serves and inspires.

Clark succeeds Robert M. Wilkes, who served as interim president when Elder Bednar was called to the church's Quorum of the Twelve in October 2004.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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