Kim B. Clark
|Kim B. Clark|
|Emeritus General Authority|
|October 5, 2019|
|First Quorum of the Seventy|
|April 4, 2015– October 5, 2019|
|Called by||Thomas S. Monson|
|End reason||Designated as emeritus general authority|
|15th President of Brigham Young University–Idaho|
|August 19, 2005 – April 13, 2015|
|Predecessor||David A. Bednar|
|Born||March 20, 1949|
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Alma mater||Harvard University (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)|
|Spouse(s)||Sue Lorraine Hunt Clark|
Kim Bryce Clark (born March 20, 1949) is an American scholar, educator, and religious leader who has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since April 2015, and the church's seventeenth Commissioner of Church Education since August 2015. He served previously as the 15th president of Brigham Young University–Idaho from 2005 to 2015, and as the dean of the Harvard Business School (HBS) from 1995 to 2005, where he was also the George F. Baker Professor of Business Administration.
Early life and education
Kim B. Clark was born on March 20, 1949, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He and his family lived in Salt Lake City until 1960, when his father's new job required them to move to Spokane, Washington. 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 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.
As a professor at the Harvard Business School, 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 peer-reviewed academic journals. A few of his papers were co-authored with former HBS associate dean and former BYU-Hawaii president Steven C. Wheelwright.
LDS Church service and family
Clark has served in various assignments in the LDS Church, including bishop, scoutmaster, elders quorum president, Sunday School teacher, and counselor in a stake mission presidency. From 2007 to 2014, Clark served as an area seventy in the church's Idaho Area. On April 4, 2015, Clark was sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. On August 1, 2015, he succeeded Paul V. Johnson as the Commissioner of Church Education. He was designated as an emeritus general authority in October 2019.
Clark and his wife, Sue, have seven children.
- Eagle Scout Award by the Boy Scouts of America
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Robert M. Wilkes
as interim President (2004–2005)
David A. Bednar
as President (1997–2004)
| President of Brigham Young University–Idaho
August 19, 2005 – April 13, 2015