Clark G. Gilbert
Clark G. Gilbert was inaugurated as the first president of BYU-Pathway Worldwide in 2017. Under his leadership, the organization has launched the certificate-first degree structure and grown to serve more than 45,000 students in 153 countries annually.
Gilbert previously served as the 16th president of BYU-Idaho and as president and CEO of Deseret News and Deseret Digital Media. Prior to that, he was a professor of entrepreneurial management at the Harvard Business School, specializing in organizational innovation. In addition to a bachelor’s degree from BYU, Gilbert has earned a master’s degree in East Asian studies from Stanford University and a doctorate in business administration from Harvard University.
He is currently serving as an Area Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ in Japan, he married his wife, Christine. They are the parents of eight children.
At BYU-Pathway Worldwide, we are constructing temples of learning — both in the lives of our students and in the organization that serves those students.
Vice President of Field Operations
As the vice president of field operations, Brian Ashton leads a team that works with Welfare and Self-Reliance and area presidencies and local priesthood leadership throughout the world. From 2012 to 2019, he served in the Sunday School General Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ. Ashton has worked as a business manager, executive, and board member at various companies since 1998. He has a bachelor’s degree from BYU and an MBA from Harvard University.
Vice President of Curriculum
Milton Camargo brings extensive experience in international higher education operations to BYU-Pathway as the vice president of curriculum. He was previously the CEO of Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico (Unitec), part of Laureate International Universities, and the president of AOL Brasil. In April 2019, Camargo was called to the Sunday School General Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Instituto Militar De Engenharia and an MBA from BYU.
Vice President of Administration
J.D. Griffith has oversight of BYU-Pathway's communication, institutional research, information technology, financial services, and human resources teams. He has worked with the organization since 2009 when he assisted with the creation of the original Pathway program. He previously worked at BYU-Idaho as a faculty member in the business department and as an administrator in the division of continuing education. Griffith has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Utah State University and a PhD from Northcentral University.
BYU-Idaho Online Vice President
Jon Linford is online vice president at BYU-Idaho and works to maintain a close connection between BYU-Idaho’s and BYU-Pathway’s online curriculum. He previously worked as a BYU-Idaho faculty member in the music department. Prior to BYU-Idaho, Jon was a professor of voice and opera at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from BYU and a doctorate of musical arts from Arizona State University.
Vice President of Student Success
Ben Packer has stewardship for BYU-Pathway student services, support, and mentoring. He previously worked as the managing director of student services at BYU-Idaho and in administrative positions at the University of Kansas and the University of Arizona. Packer was also the executive vice president for student affairs at Erie Community College. He has a bachelor’s degree from BYU, a master’s degree from the University of Kansas, and a doctorate from the University of Arizona.