The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a new online, church-wide higher education organization Tuesday morning.
The LDS Church announced the creation of BYU-Pathway Worldwide, which will be responsible for all online learning opportunities in the Church Educational System, providing various certificate and degree opportunities for students around the world.
“This is a very special day for the Church Educational System and a day of hope and joy for many of our young people worldwide who are seeking to educate themselves and prepare for a successful livelihood,” President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the church’s First Presidency, said.
President Uchtdorf announced that Clark Gilbert, the current president of Brigham Young University-Idaho and former president and CEO of the Deseret News and Deseret Digital Media, will take over the operations of BYU Pathway Worldwide as its president.
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