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I See a School

February 2016

At his inauguration, President John S. Tanner spoke powerfully on the inspired mission and purpose of BYU-Hawaii. “I envision a university that is a house of learning and a house of light . . . . I see a university that is intended to be not only ‘a school in Zion’ (D&C 97:3) but a Zion university - a place where people from many nations learn together in purity, peace, unity, and love. May this school savor so strongly and so sweetly of Zion that it creates an appetite in its graduates to build Zion everywhere. . . . [The students] will be light bearers, leaders, builders, and peacemakers.”

Use this link for a copy of the full transcript of President Tanner's speech.