Brigham Young University-Idaho is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Andersen to the position of University Resources Vice President, effective Nov. 23, 2009. Andersen replaces James Smyth, who is retiring.

Charles Andersen began his employment with BYU-Idaho in August 2002 and is currently the Managing Director of University Operations. As part of his new responsibilities, Charles will oversee areas such as University Operations, Financial Services, University Security, and Human Resources.

"We are very pleased to have Brother Andersen in this new capacity. He brings with him a wealth of qualifications and experience that will serve the university well. We welcome him and look forward to his faithful service," said President Kim Clark.

Prior to coming to BYU-Idaho, Brother Andersen worked as the assistant vice president for Facilities Management at Minnesota State University, as director of Facilities Management at Yavapai College, and as building operations specialist at Amoco Corporation. He received a bachelor's degree in physical plant administration from Brigham Young University (BYU).

Leaving behind a legacy of service to BYU-Idaho is James Smyth, who has served the campus community for more than 30 years.


Brother Smyth began work on campus in 1979 as the internal auditor and became a vice president in 1989. He previously worked for the auditing department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and he received his bachelor's degree in accounting from BYU. He also has his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification.