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President and Sister Meredith

Alvin F. Meredith III

President of Brigham Young University-Idaho

Alvin F. Meredith III became the 18th president of Brigham Young University-Idaho on August 1, 2023. He was sustained as a General Authority Seventy on April 3, 2021, and continues to serve in that role today.

Prior to his call as a General Authority, President Meredith served as president of the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission. He also served as an Area Seventy in the North America Southeast and Asia Areas, and in a number of other Church callings including as a full-time missionary in the Utah Salt Lake City Mission.

In his professional career, President Meredith worked as a senior executive of Asurion in Tennessee, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He also worked for The Boston Consulting Group and GE Capital.

President Meredith earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

President Meredith married his wife, Jennifer Edgin, in 1998. Sister Meredith served a full-time mission in the Argentina Salta Mission and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Brigham Young University. President and Sister Meredith are the parents of six children.

Meet the Merediths

Meet the 18th university president and first lady of Brigham Young University-Idaho.

President Alvin F. Meredith III, Sister Jennifer Meredith, and their children share about their relationship, their service as mission leaders, the calling from the First Presidency to lead BYU-Idaho, and their love for students.
Addresses from university administrators, faculty, and guest speakers at BYU-Idaho inauguration ceremonies.

Jon Linford

Academic Vice President

Jon Linford currently serves as academic vice president at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

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 and in 2015, as online vice president. He served in this role through February 2021.

As academic vice president, Jon has stewardship over Academic Administration, curriculum, college deans, and faculty.


Rob Garrett

Chief of Staff, Executive Strategy and Planning Vice President

Rob Garrett currently serves as Chief of Staff and 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.


Amy Renee

Student Life Vice President

Amy Renee 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.

Portrait of Kendall Peck

Kendall Peck

Online Vice President

Kendall Peck currently serves as Online vice president at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Kendall attended Ricks College and then went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a PhD in pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Utah.

Kendall returned to Ricks College in 1997 as a chemistry faculty member. In 2002, he was asked to serve as the Chemistry Department Chair. He has also served as the Dean of the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Dean of Online Programs, and Associate Online Vice President.

As Online vice president at BYU-Idaho, Kendall has stewardship over Online Learning, Online Programs, and serves on BYU-Pathway Worldwide’s President’s Executive Group.


Brett Cook

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.