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(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Clark Ivory, CEO of Ivory Homes, the biggest homebuilder in Utah, tours one of the many new homes being built in Stansbury Park. Ivory Homes has completed 15,000 houses over the years. It's been the top homebuilder in the state for at least 23 years and has been hugely influential in how homes in northern Utah look.
Ivory to step down from U. board to serve mission

Ivory Homes CEO to serve as LDS mission president for Romania and Moldova in July.

First Published Jan 13 2014 11:45 am • Last Updated Jan 14 2014 07:35 am

Ivory Homes Chief Executive Clark Ivory has submitted his resignation, effective in June, from the University of Utah board of trustees to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Two-term board chair Ivory will start a three-year mission as president for Romania and Moldova in July, according to a U. statement.

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He was first appointed to the board in 2007 and has served as chair since 2011. He took over from Randy Dryer, who served as a trustee for 17 years.

U. President David Pershing praised Ivory’s commitment to student scholarships, calling the emphasis "transformative."

Ivory established U. Future Scholars, a program that gives financial help to students who are within three semesters of graduation but struggling to pay tuition. He also helped raise money for a new student recreation center and make new hires in key university leadership positions, including president, senior vice president for health sciences and senior vice president for academic affairs.

"Clark has been a great leader for the university," Pershing said in a statement. "His business acumen and emphasis on student success have been valuable additions to the board."

The board will vote on a new chair when Ivory’s resignation takes effect in June. Gov. Gary Herbert will appoint a replacement board member.

Ivory holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and an MBA from Harvard University. He has been CEO of the state’s No. 1 homebuilding company for 14 years, overseeing the construction of more than 15,000 homes.

lwhitehurst@sltrib.com




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