Clark Gilbert, BYU-Idaho’s new university president, previously served as an associate academic vice president at the university and oversaw online learning initiatives. In 2009, he accepted the position as CEO over Deseret Digital Media. During the twilight of his time in Rexburg, Gilbert worked closely with J.D. Griffith, overseeing Pathway’s birth into what we know today. #BYUI #BYUIPathway #LDS
Pathway students might ask themselves why it matters that BYU-Idaho has a new president. During his time at the university, President Kim B. Clark touched the lives of not only students on campus, but also students all around the world. Pathway was instituted under President Clark’s direction and vision. It was in November 2008 that a small committee was formed to explore the idea of extending the BYU-Idaho reach through online education. #BYUI #BYUIPathway #LDS
What started out as three pilot classrooms around the U.S. in 2009, BYU-Idaho's Pathway program has turned into a worldwide program serving more than 40,000 students in nearly 40 countries and 42 U.S. states.