Wednesday June 21st, 3-4 PM MDT
Rob Eaton - BYU-Idaho Associate Academic Vice President
Elevating While Edifying: How Christ-like Leaders Simultaneously Build Up Others While Helping Them Climb Higher
Thursday June 22nd, 9:00-10:00 AM MDT
Clark G. Gilbert, President of BYU-Pathway Worldwide
*Please note, the Lightning Talks begin at 21:28 on this video.
Friday June 23rd, 9:00-9:50 AM MDT
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Rob Eaton has been a paperboy, an attorney, a health insurance executive, an Institute director, a professor of religious education at BYU-Idaho, the associate academic vice president at BYU-Idaho who oversaw online learning and Pathway from 2009 – 2013, and a mission president. He earned his bachelor’s degree in International Relations from BYU and his law degree from Stanford, and he’s authored or co-authored a number of books, including Pres. Eyring’s biography. He currently serves as the associate academic vice president for instruction.
Clark G. Gilbert became the 1st president of BYU-Pathway Worldwide on May 1 of this year. BYU-Pathway Worldwide was built to bring education to those who might otherwise not have access to a traditional university. Started as a pilot of BYU-Idaho in 2004, BYU-Pathway now exceeds the enrollment of its originating BYU institution with over 35,000 students in 500 locations around the world.
Prior to his new assignment, President Gilbert served as the 16th president of Brigham Young University-Idaho. As president of BYU-Idaho, he focused on increased access and student mentoring. He also pioneered the growth of the university’s online programs—over 20 percent of BYU-Idaho’s campus credits are now taught online.
Prior to coming to BYU-Idaho, President Gilbert served as CEO of Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media, where he was recognized as the Innovator of the Year by multiple media associations.
Early in his career President Gilbert taught as a professor of entrepreneurial management at the Harvard Business School where he taught and studied in the field of organizational innovation. He recently co-authored the book Dual Transformation in Harvard Business School Press, which helps senior leaders look at how to organize for change.
President Gilbert graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. He earned a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Stanford University and a doctorate degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.
President Gilbert has served in multiple ecclesiastical roles, including counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, Young Men’s president, and Scoutmaster. He currently serves in the Primary with his wife, Christine. Together, they teach the Valiant 10 class.