July 9, 2018
Writer: Brett Crandall
Brother Douglas D. Holmes, first counselor in the Young Men general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will address 2,349 graduates at Brigham Young University-Idaho’s 2018 Spring Semester Commencement on Monday, July 23, 2018. The event will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the BYU-Idaho Center.
The university will award 1,909 bachelor's degrees and 454 associate degrees. Of the graduates, 1,398 are women and 951 are men. Campus-based students make up 1,680 of this semester’s graduates, while 667 of the graduates are online students, and 462 of those graduating started their college career as Pathway students.
Brother Holmes was sustained as first counselor in the Young Men general presidency in April 2015. His Church service includes president of the Michigan Detroit Mission, bishop, ward Young Men president, stake Young Men president’s counselor, Gospel Doctrine teacher, ward mission leader, bishop’s counselor, and elders quorum president.
Holmes received a bachelor of arts degree in family science and an MBA in finance, both from Brigham Young University. He is self-employed as an investor and developer. He is married to Erin Sue Toone, and they are the parents of six children.
Accompanying Brother Holmes at BYU-Idaho’s spring commencement will be Elder Kim B. Clark, General Authority Seventy and Commissioner of the Church Educational System. Clark served as president of BYU-Idaho from 2005 to 2015.
Graduates, parents, and guests can find more information about 2018 Spring Semester Commencement events at http://www.byui.edu/graduation/spring.