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Bruce C. Kusch has been named president of LDS Business College in Salt Lake City. The announcement was made last week by Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which owns the school.

Kusch will become the 13th president of the 130-year-old institution, replacing J. Lawrence Richards, who just completed eight years as president after 15 years of teaching at the college. Kusch is currently serving as chief academic officer, with responsibility for faculty and academic programs. He will assume his new responsibilities on April 17 with an inauguration scheduled this fall.

“I’m honored, humbled and excited for the opportunity to continue working with faculty, staff and students at LDS Business College,” said Kusch. “Following Pres. Richards’ excellent leadership, we will continue on the path of preparing students to become all the Lord needs them to be as His disciples. It’s a great privilege to be part of the Church Educational System and this great work of the Restoration.”

LDS Business College was founded in 1886 and is home to 2,200 students from all 50 U.S. states and 60 countries with skills-based, market-driven education. It awards two-year associate degrees or one-year certificates.