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 Ricks College, now known as BYU-Idaho.

President Henry J. Eyring returned to Rexburg and the relatively new BYU-Idaho in 2006. Over the ensuing 11 years at the university, he has served as associate academic vice president over Online Learning, advancement vice president, and academic vice president.

Prior to his work at BYU-Idaho, President Eyring worked as a strategy consultant at Monitor Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and as MBA director at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

President Eyring earned a bachelor’s degree in geology, a master’s degree in business administration, and a juris doctorate from BYU. While attending BYU, he married his high school sweetheart, Kelly Ann Child. They have five children and three grandchildren.