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The following information is intended for use by members of the media, in regards to BYU-Pathway Worldwide's inauguration of its second president, Brian K. Ashton.

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BYU-Pathway Worldwide brings an innovative approach to education — one unique to the Church Educational System, and to the world.
Russell M. Nelson

Inauguration

Inaugural Program
  • Presiding: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Conducting: Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
  • Greetings to the President: Welcome Video from BYU-Pathway Worldwide Students
  • Remarks: Sara McGill, Service Missionary
  • Student Choir: "Hark, All Ye Nations"; conducted by Michelle Sundwall; arranged by Suzanne Shippen, Michelle Sundwall, and Zach Sundwall; produced by Zach Sundwall
  • Remarks: Elder Clark G. Gilbert, General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Commissioner of Education
  • Installation: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and Elder D. Todd Christofferson
  • Response: Brian K. Ashton, President, BYU-Pathway Worldwide
  • Remarks: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
  • Student Choir: "Father, Wilt Thou Lead My Learning," conducted by Michelle Sundwall, written by Rebecca Martin, arranged by Michelle Sundwall and Zach Sundwall, produced by Zach Sundwall

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Foundational Documents & Videos

Quotes about BYU-Pathway

President Brian K. Ashton
  • “Education is about change, and change is about repentance. We’re not just in the business of education. We’re in the business of bringing souls unto Jesus Christ through education.”
  • “BYU-Pathway helps students gain three certificates and an associate degree on their way to a bachelor’s degree, in association with BYU-Idaho and Ensign College. This unique certificate-first approach is changing lives, allowing students to gain the skills needed to obtain new or better employment early in their degree program.”
  • “BYU-Pathway brings affordable online spiritual education to tens of thousands of students around the world. The sheer reach of BYU-Pathway in such a short amount of time is a miracle, and I know we’re just getting started. But, no matter how large this organization grows, our core work will always be about a concern for the one — the change we effect in the lives of each individual student.”
Church Leadership
  • “BYU-Pathway Worldwide brings an innovative approach to education — one unique to the Church Educational System, and to the world.” — Russell M. Nelson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • “BYU-Pathway is an answer to my 50-year prayer that we could find an equitable way to serve the entire Church with the blessings of education.” — Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
  • "When I look across the portfolio of institutions in the Church, ... it's BYU-Pathway who's expanding access to people who could never have gone to college ..., and to operate and build the Church everywhere it's organized, and not have to bring every single student to one of our campuses." — Clark G. Gilbert, Commissioner of Church Educational System
  • “BYU-Pathway is part of the great gathering that is happening in our time. It connects people from many different places around the world to education, progress, and the blessings of the gospel.” — Sharon Eubank, First Counselor in the General Relief Society Presidency
BYU-Pathway Students
  • "I still get overwhelmed sometimes, but I have faith that I can get through it now. That’s what BYU-Pathway has given me. For the first time in decades, I believe in myself." — Ann Peterson, USA
  • “I have learned to better retain what I am learning, how to develop a growth mindset, and other life skills.” — Rosella Sabado-Storz, Germany
  • "BYU-Pathway helps me to be more competent in finding a better job that I really want. It also helps me manage my time wisely." — Krystal Dulaca, Philippines
  • “I am grateful for BYU-Pathway Worldwide because it strengthens me as a husband, father, and a leader and to become a better employee in my workplace. BYU-Pathway also has changed my life by being more determined to be in the service of the Lord.” — Hans Noble, Namibia
  • “I am grateful for BYU-Pathway Worldwide because it has made me realize that the sky is the limit. It has even made me realize that I can become the person I've always wanted to become, not only spiritually, but even also academically and temporarily.” — Edna Mafavuke, Zimbabwe