Kim B. Clark

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Kim B. Clark
Kim B. Clark PR photo.jpeg
15th President of
Brigham Young University–Idaho
In office
August 19, 2005 – April 13, 2015
Preceded by David A. Bednar
Personal details
Born (1949-03-20) March 20, 1949 (age 66)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Spouse(s) Sue Lorraine Hunt Clark
Children 7
Residence Rexburg, ID
Alma mater Harvard University (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
Profession Academic administrator, professor of business administration
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Website Office of the President

Kim Bryce Clark[1] (born March 20, 1949) is the 15th and current president of Brigham Young University–Idaho. He served previously as dean of the Harvard Business School (HBS) from 1995 to 2005, where he was also the George F. Baker Professor of Business Administration.

Academic career[edit]

Clark matriculated at Harvard University in 1967 as a pre-med major and left after his freshman year to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Germany. Following his mission, Clark enrolled for a time at Brigham Young University. In 1971, he resumed his studies at Harvard, where he received B.A. (1974), MA (1977), and Ph.D. (1978) degrees in economics.[2]

Clark joined the Harvard faculty in 1978 and served as Dean of the HBS from 1995 to 2005.[3]

As a professor at the HBS, Clark's research focused on modularity in design and the integration of technology and competition in industry evolution, particularly within the computer industry. He has published several articles in the Harvard Business Review and other peer-reviewed academic journals. A few of his papers were co-authored with former HBS associate dean and current BYU-Hawaii president Steven C. Wheelwright.[2]

In 2005, Clark left the HBS when then-LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley appointed him president of BYU–Idaho.[4]

On January 27, 2015, it was announced that effective April 13, 2015, Clark will be succeeded by Clark Gilbert as the president of BYU-Idaho.[5]

Church service and family[edit]

Clark has served in various leadership capacities in the LDS Church, including bishop, scoutmaster, elders quorum president, gospel doctrine teacher, and counselor in a stake mission presidency. From May 2007 to May 2014, Clark served as an area seventy in the church's Idaho Area.

He and his wife, Sue, have seven children.[3]



  1. ^ Heaps, Julie Dockstader (October 15, 2005), "President installed at BYU-Idaho", LDS Church News, retrieved 2014-09-11 
  2. ^ a b c "Faculty & Research: Faculty", (Harvard Business School), retrieved 2014-09-11  |chapter= ignored (help)
  3. ^ a b "Inauguration", (BYU Idaho), retrieved 2014-09-11  |chapter= ignored (help)
  4. ^ Mower, Daniel (October 12, 2005), "News Releases", (BYU Idaho), archived from the original on 2011-09-28  |chapter= ignored (help)
  5. ^ "Clark Gilbert announced as new president of BYU-I", KSL January 27, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, Marketing & Communication Division, Boy Scouts of America, 2008, retrieved 2014-09-11 

Further reading[edit]

  • Halter, Jon C. (September 2000), "Achievements and Challenges", Scouting  |chapter= ignored (help)

External links[edit]

Academic offices
Preceded by
Robert M. Wilkes
as interim President (2004–2005)
David A. Bednar

as President (1997–2004)
President of Brigham Young University–Idaho
August 19, 2005 – Current