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January 26, 2008 | University Communications

In response to the passing of President Gordon B. Hinckley, world leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU's President Cecil O. Samuelson issued the following statement Sunday evening:

BYU has been very blessed by its significant association with President Gordon B. Hinckley. As the longtime chair of the university's Board of Trustees, he has set the vision for BYU and the high expectations we strive to meet. The magnificent building on campus that bears his name could never be sufficient to match the legacy he has established for us. By having the faith and courage to show the world that great secular learning can be combined with an atmosphere that actively supports faith, President Hinckley has made an indelible mark in higher education, not just within the Church but worldwide.

Information from the Church of Jesus Christ.

Writer: Alexis Plowman