President Henry J. Eyring

President Henry J. Eyring

President of BYU-Idaho


Henry Johnson Eyring was named the seventeenth president of Brigham Young University-Idaho on February 7, 2017, by Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Church Board of Education.

Henry and his family have had a long association with Rexburg and BYU-Idaho. He first came to the Upper Snake River Valley as a child, when his father, President Henry B. Eyring, served as president of Ricks College. He and his family were in Rexburg to assist with the clean-up efforts following the Teton Dam disaster in 1976.   

Henry returned to Rexburg and the relatively new BYU-Idaho in 2006. Over the ensuing eleven years at the university, he has served as Associate Academic Vice President over Online Learning, Advancement Vice President, and Academic Vice President.   

Previous to his work at BYU-Idaho, Henry worked as a strategy consultant at Monitor Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and as MBA Director at BYU in Provo.   

Henry has served in various callings in the Church, including full-time missionary in the Japan­ ­Nagoya Mission, bishop, Mission President in the Tokyo Japan North Mission, and President of the Rexburg Idaho YSA 6th Stake.   

Henry earned a bachelor's degree in Geology, a Master of Business Administration, and a Juris Doctorate from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. While attending BYU, he married his high school sweetheart, Kelly Ann Child. They are the parents of five children, and they currently have two grandchildren. Their three oldest children are all graduates of BYU-Idaho, and all have been well served by their experience here.