In this edition of East Idaho Newsmakers, Nate Eaton speaks with the new Brigham Young University-Idaho President Henry J. Eyring, and his wife, Kelly.
Eyring was named the 17th president of BYUI in February when Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints leaders announced Clark Gilbert would be leaving the university to lead Brigham Young University-Pathway Worldwide.
Eyring has been working at BYU-Idaho since 2006. His most recent assignment was academic vice president. Before he came to the university, he worked for a global management consulting firm and was director of the MBA program at BYU in Provo.
He is the son of Henry B. Eyring, who was president of Ricks College in the 1970s and now serves in the church’s First Presidency.
Henry J. and Kelly have five children and during their conversation with Nate, they spoke about their family, life in Idaho, what’s next for the university and more.
Watch the entire interview in the video player above.