Stephen D. Nadauld

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Stephen Douglas Nadauld is a former university president and former general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He was born on May 31, 1942, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He served as a full-time missionary in France from 1961 to 1964. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Brigham Young University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a PhD in finance from the University of California, Berkeley. He spent the early part of his career as a faculty member at the University of Utah (1970–1972), UC Berkeley (1973–1976), and BYU (1976–1983). At BYU, he became head of the MBA program.

In 1983, Nadauld left university work for the private sector and worked for a time as the CEO of a dairy cooperative and CFO of Bonneville Pacific Corporation.

In 1985, he stepped back into university life, this time as president of Weber State College. He served until 1990, and during his tenure he prepared the college to receive university status in 1991. Weber State University awarded him an honorary doctorate degree in 1991.

In 1991, Nadauld was sustained as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ. During his five-year service, he was a counselor in the general presidency of the Young Men organization. One year later, his wife, Margaret D. Nadauld, was sustained as the general president of the Young Women organization.

From 1993 to 1996, he served as the Executive Director of the Historical Department.

Nadauld returned to BYU in 1996 as a professor of business management. He took a leave of absence from 2003 to 2006 to preside over the Switzerland Geneva Mission, then returned to BYU, where he worked until he was appointed Interim president of Dixie State College on March 27, 2008. He was inaugurated as president on March 22, 2010 and retired in 2014.

Nadauld and his wife are the parents of seven sons. He is also the author of two books, Principles of Priesthood and Justified by Faith.