This building was named for George Romney, who become president of Ricks Academy in 1917. During his administration, in 1923 Ricks Academy became a junior college. The first two years of high school work were dropped, and two years of college work were added. He was president of Ricks College until 1931. Romney also served as president of Fremont Stake from 1925 to the 1930's.
- The Natural Science Museum of BYU-Idaho has various rock and fossil collections including a life-time arrowhead collection, and a seismology center to measure earthquakes from around the world.
- A portrait of George Romney, done by Del Parson can be found in the lobby of the building.