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A portrait of Elder Charles Clifton smiling at the camera with blurred green plants in the background.

Charles Clifton

Student Housing Coordinator
Residential Life

Chuck Clifton is a convert of 50 years. This is Chuck’s first mission. With his wife, Joyce, they have 10 children and 35-plus grandchildren.

Chuck has a bachelor’s in math from Arizona State University and a master’s in computer science from BYU. He has just completed a 50-year career as a software engineer.

Chuck flew jets in U.S. Air Force, was second in his class, but then he was medically grounded for life. Down, but not out, he drove 1,600 miles home to Arizona and in less than a week, met a nice returned missionary, Joyce. They were married in the Mesa Arizona Temple a year later.

Charles and Joyce have written about 14 books on various subjects, including parenting, digital photography, how to make pies, Lewis and Clark, and self-control.

They will be serving as residence coordinators at BYUH.

In their spare time, they said they visit their children and their families as the 10 of them live in six different states. They also have done extensive work with photos, videos and stories of their families and ancestors. They said they love to host large parties of families and friends.

In February 2020, they sold their dream house of 25 years in Mapleton, Utah, so they could start serving missions. Then COVID-19 hit. But now they said they are thrilled to be serving at BYUH.