Office of the President
President Henry J. Eyring and his wife Kelly Ann Child
Henry J. Eyring
President of Brigham Young University-Idaho
Henry Johnson Eyring became the 17th president of Brigham Young University-Idaho in April 2017.President Eyring and his family have had a long association with Rexburg and BYU-Idaho. He first came to this college town as a child in 1971 when his father, Henry B. Eyring, served as president of the institution-then called Ricks CollegePresident Eyring returned to Rexburg and the relatively new BYU-Idaho in 2006.
Over the ensuing eleven years at the university, he has served as Associate Academic Vice President over Online Learning, Advancement Vice President, and Academic Vice President.Previous to his work at BYU-Idaho, President Eyring worked as a strategy consultant at Monitor Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and as MBA Director at BYU in Provo. President Eyring earned a bachelor's degree in Geology, a Master of Business Administration, and a Juris Doctorate from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
While attending BYU, he married his high school sweetheart, Kelly Ann Child. They are the parents of five children, and they currently have two grandchildren.