BYU–Idaho names first female vice president

Amy LaBaugh is BYU–Idaho’s first female vice president. (BYU–Idaho University Relations).

BYU–Idaho has tapped Amy LaBaugh as its new vice president, the first female named to such a position in the university’s history.

LaBaugh, who previously served as the as the school’s student development managing director, will replace Kevin Miyasaki, who is retiring. President Clark Gilbert made the announcement in a faculty email sent on Tuesday.

“I deeply admire Amy’s professional understanding of student success, her passion for BYU-Idaho and its mission, and her ability to build the students and leaders she works with,” President Gilbert said.

LaBaugh expressed enthusiasm for her new opportunity to serve and interact with students.

“When we’re committed to the Savior — when people are empowered and excited about their work until the end and it gives all students the opportunity to succeed — those are the things that I look to as I’m evaluating how we are doing,”  LaBaugh said.

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