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President Kusch's Inauguration set for Oct. 24, 2017

The inauguration will take the place of the regular weekly devotional. Sunday dress is requested for all those in attendance. The proceedings will not be broadcast and Assembly Hall seating is limited to first-come, first-served.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency and second vice-chairman of the Church Educational System Board of Trustees, will preside at the event to officially install President Kusch as 13th president of LDS Business College. Elder Dallin H. Oaks, chairman of the Executive Committee of the CES Board of Trustees, will conduct the inaugural ceremonies. Elder Kim B. Clark, CES commissioner, along with President Kusch and President Uchtdorf, will provide remarks.

Music will be provided by the BC Choir along with LDSBC faculty and staff.

Prayers will be offered by members of the CES Board: Bishop Gérald Caussé and Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson.

Participants are encouraged to be in their seats in the Assembly Hall by 10:45 a.m.

A reception, with refreshments, will be held on Oct. 24 in the Multipurpose Room at LDS Business College from 3 to 5 p.m.

The inaugural ceremonies and reception are open to the public. No advance registration is required.

Persident Kusch will host a luncheon following the inaugural ceremonies for invited guests.

For more information about the inauguration, please contact the Office of the President at 801-524-8106 or

Members of the media should contact the College at 801-524-8174 or to make reservations for reserved seating at the inauguration.

About President Kusch


President Bruce C. Kusch began his Church Educational System employment as a member of the business management faculty at Brigham Young University–Idaho in August 2002.

In July 2008, he was named associate academic vice president for curriculum at BYU–Idaho, serving in that position until June 2012 when he was called to serve as president of the Mexico Cuernavaca Mission.

President Kusch returned to BYU-Idaho in July 2015 as associate dean of online programs.

Prior to joining the BYU-Idaho faculty, President Kusch worked as a sales and marketing executive and management consultant for various high-technology firms in the San Francisco Bay Area.

President Kusch holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Phoenix, an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and a Ph.D. in instructional design from Idaho State University.

In May 2012, he was awarded the Kole-McGuffey Prize from the College of Education at Idaho State University, recognizing him as the outstanding doctoral candidate for his research in creating significant online learning environments.

President Kusch has served the Church in many capacities, including: full-time missionary (Guatemala-El Salvador Mission), elders quorum president, bishop, stake president and mission president. He currently serves as a member of the North Salt Lake Utah Parkway Stake high council.

President Bruce C. Kusch became the 13th president of LDS Business College on April 17, 2017, where he had been serving as its chief academic officer since March 2016.

President Kusch and his wife, Alynda, were married in the Los Angeles California Temple in 1974. They are the parents of four children and 21 grandchildren. His personal interests include running, biking, fly fishing, photography and outdoor cooking.

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