|Letter from the President||
President Kim B. Clark
Dear Alumni and Friends,
As another eventful semester concludes at Brigham Young University–Idaho, Sue and I thank each of you for the encouragement and love we have received. We are grateful for your support and pledge to do what the Lord asks of us. The university will become everything He wants it to become by working together as a campus community.
Whatever your connection to BYU–Idaho may be, I believe any consideration of the institution’s purpose begins with its divinely inspired mission. As our mission statement suggests, we must work to instill a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ within our students. They should also have experiences that will educate and prepare them for willing service to the Lord in all aspects of their lives—as parents, members of the Church, and citizens. These aims must be achieved in a wholesome and righteous atmosphere where students can thrive through social interaction, spiritual development, and intellectual growth.
I have come to realize the elements of our mission statement can be summarized in two simple words that capture the essence of all we are doing at BYU–Idaho. The first word is “disciple.” Students who come to BYU–Idaho enter a unique environment where they are prepared for lifelong discipleship of the Lord Jesus Christ. The second word is “leader.” Through unparalleled opportunities our students experience the kind of leadership that serves and inspires, first and foremost, in their families, in the Church, and in the world.
We must continue the important work of educating disciples and leaders who will build the kingdom of God. It requires the help of everyone. As you read this issue of Summit Magazine, you will learn more of BYU-Idaho's mission and the continuing effort to pursue the institution's divinely appointed course.
If you would like to stay current on important changes and developments at BYU-Idaho, I encourage you to visit us often via the Internet at www.byui.edu.
For each of the many individuals who helps fulfill our mission, I express my appreciation.
Kim B. Clark
President, Brigham Young University–Idaho