Joe Taylor

Joe Taylor

Cheif Information Officer

Joe Taylor has been the Chief Information Officer for BYU-Idaho since January 2014.  Previous to coming to BYU-Idaho, he spent many years working as a leader in the Information Technology industry, specifically in Higher Education and Aerospace.  He earned a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Utah and a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Information Systems from Boston University.

As a young man he served a mission in the Uruguay, Montevideo Mission.  After his mission, he married Lori, his high school sweetheart, and together they have five wonderful children and two grandchildren. He loves to spend time with his granddaughter Navy, and looks forward to spending time with his Grandson Sam, whose time on this earth was far too brief.

He has served in church callings all his life, and hopes one day to receive his dream calling of serving in the Primary.  He currently serves as Sunday School President in his ward.

He grew up in Salt Lake City as the middle of five sons, and as such is grateful for the patience of loving parents.  Joe has spent his career studying organizational behavior and change management and is committed to the idea that I.T. is more about understanding the computer in our heads than it is about the one on our desks. 

Spiritual Preparation

We invite you to study and ponder on the scriptures and other preparation resources below previous to attending devotional. As you come spiritually prepared the Spirit will have greater power to inspire you, teach you, and to testify to you of the truthfulness of the principles that will be taught.