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Inaugural Welcome to President Alvin F. Meredith III

Inauguration of President Alvin F. Meredith III

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On behalf of the Alumni Association, it is my privilege to welcome you, Alvin F. Meredith III, as our 18th president. I stand as one of over 250,000 BYU-Idaho alumni dedicated to the mission of developing disciples of Jesus Christ who lead in their homes, the church and their communities. This great network enthusiastically supports you as you lead, love, lift and serve this great community!

Our first principal, Jacob Spori, said, “The seeds we're planting today will grow and become mighty oaks and their branches will run all over the earth.” As Student Life Vice President, I see the strength of our alumni across the world standing firm and steadfast in their testimonies of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I commend their leadership in homes, the Church, and communities across the globe. Our beloved apostle, and the second vice-chairman of the Board of Trustees, President Henry B. Eyring, prophesied that BYU-Idaho students “will become legendary for their capacity to build people and add value wherever they serve.”[1] Assuredly, this wonderful pronouncement is happening and with great humility, we recognize the Source from which these blessings flow.

We thank you and Sister Meredith for leading exemplary lives worthy of emulation. We feel your love for BYU-Idaho, your dedication to the Spirit of Ricks and most importantly your devotion to the Savior. It is upon this defining and consecrated characteristic that we lay all of our hope, confidence and joy. May the Lord continue to bless you in this great endeavor. You have our support and our love.


[1] Henry B. Eyring, “A Steady, Upward Course,” BYU-Idaho Foundational Addresses, Sept. 18, 2001.