April 10, 2012
Writer: University Communications

Brigham Young University-Idaho is pleased to announce the appointment of Edwin A. Sexton to the position of Associate Academic Vice President for Curriculum, effective June 1, 2012. Sexton replaces Bruce Kusch, who is leaving to serve as a mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Ed Sexton is currently serving as the chair of the Department of Economics. As part of his new responsibilities he will oversee areas such as Foundations & Interdisciplinary Studies, Continuing Education, Outcomes & Assessment, and the Testing Center. Prior to joining the BYU-Idaho faculty in 2002, Sexton's professional accomplishments included serving as the department head and professor of economics and business at Virginia Military Institute (VMI), the academic vice president and professor of economics at Southern Virginia University, and an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Business at Wichita State University.

"We are pleased to have Ed Sexton's experience, insight, and leadership in this position. He has served the university and the Church well. We look forward to his faithful service in this new appointment," said Academic Vice President Fenton Broadhead.