LDS Business College Set to Inaugurate 13th President, Bruce C. Kusch, in October

Contributed By Marianne Holman Prescott, Church News staff writer

  • 14 August 2017

Bruce Kusch in his office in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. His inauguration as LDS Business College president will be October 24, 2017.  Photo by Scott G Winterton, Deseret News.

The new LDS Business College president, Bruce C. Kusch, will be inaugurated in a ceremony to take place on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square.

On April 17, he replaced J. Lawrence (Larry) Richards, the college’s 12th president, who’s now director of special projects for the Church's commissioner of education. Members of the LDS Church Board of Education will participate in the inauguration.

Previously President Kusch worked at BYU–Idaho as the associate academic vice president for curriculum and as associate dean in the Online Programs office. He was a member of the business management faculty.

Prior to his work at BYU–Idaho, President Kusch worked in various jobs in the high-tech industry before he decided to go back to school to pursue a career in higher education. He went on to earn his doctorate—starting the process at age 55—in instructional design from Idaho State University.

From 2012 to 2015, Brother Kusch presided over the Mexico Cuernavaca Mission. After completing that assignment he returned to BYU–Idaho briefly before accepting a job as chief academic officer at LDS Business College in the spring of 2016, where he worked until he became president in 2017.

President Kusch and his wife, Alynda, are the parents of four children and have 20 grandchildren.

Founded in 1886, LDS Business College educates approximately 2,200 students annually from all 50 U.S. states and more than 60 countries. LDSBC trains students to be job-ready proficient in one to two years at its campus in downtown Salt Lake City and online.