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 four grandchildren.
Academic Vice President
Kelly Burgener currently serves as academic vice president at Brigham Young University-Idaho.
Kelly earned a BFA from the Art Center College of Design and an MFA from Utah State University.
Prior to BYU-Idaho, Kelly worked as a designer for the firm of Pedersen & Gesk in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where clients included Campbell’s Foods, Colgate-Palmolive, General Mills, Hillshire Farms, Sara Lee, and ConAgra Foods.
While at BYU-Idaho, Kelly has served as associate academic vice president for instruction, dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts, and chair of the Department of Art. Kelly has taught in the Department of Art for the past twenty-seven years as a professor of graphic design.
As academic vice president, Kelly has stewardship over Academic Administration, curriculum, college deans, and faculty.
Executive Strategy and Planning Vice President
Rob Garrett currently serves as Executive Strategy and Planning vice president at Brigham Young University-Idaho.
Rob earned a BS in business management from Utah Valley University, an MBA from Utah State University, and an Ed.D from Grand Canyon University.
Rob began working at BYU-Idaho as admissions manager and then as admissions director. He later served as Enrollment Services managing director.
As Executive Strategy and Planning vice president, Rob has stewardship over Accreditation, Institutional Planning, Institutional Research and Assessment, Online and Pathway Research, and University Relations.
Student Life Vice President
Amy LaBaugh currently serves as Student Life vice president at Brigham Young University-Idaho.
Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from Idaho State University and a master’s degree in public administration from Brigham Young University.
Prior to coming to BYU-Idaho, Amy worked in telecommunications for various companies in Utah and Idaho. She began working at BYU-Idaho as a career and academic advisor in the College of Business and Communication. Amy has served in eight different positions over the past fifteen years, including, director of Career and Academic Advising and managing director of Student Development.
As Student Life vice president, Amy has stewardship over Student Success and Retention, Student Activities, Student Development, Student Services, Student Well-being, the Dean of Students Office, and Title IX.
Online Vice President
Jon Linford currently serves as Online vice president at Brigham Young University-Idaho and vice president of curriculum for BYU-Pathway Worldwide.
Jon attended Ricks College and received a bachelor’s and master’s degree of music from Brigham Young University. He later earned a doctorate of musical arts from Arizona State University.
Prior to BYU-Idaho, Jon was a professor of voice and opera at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He later joined the BYU-Idaho Music Department teaching voice and opera. In 2010, he was invited to serve as the dean of Foundations and Interdisciplinary Studies. He served in this role through July 2015.
As Online vice president at BYU-Idaho and vice president of curriculum for BYU-Pathway Worldwide, Jon has stewardship over Campus Curriculum Development, Online Learning Administration, Online Programs, Online Student Services, and EnglishConnect Curriculum.
University Resources Vice President
Brett Cook currently serves as University Resources vice president at Brigham Young University-Idaho.
Brett attended the University of Utah where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business management.
Prior to BYU-Idaho, Brett worked in finance at Norwest Financial and in operations with Redman North American. He began his employment at BYU-Idaho in 1991 as Operations Manager and has also served as Director of the University Store and Managing Director of Auxiliary Services.
As University Resources vice president, Brett has stewardship over Budgeting, Financial Services, Human Resources, Information Technology, Internal Audit, Risk Management, University Operations, and University Services.