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Spouse(s)  Kelly Ann Child
Parents  Henry B. Eyring
Role  Author

Name  Henry Eyring
Children  5

Born  September 19, 1963 (age 52) (1963-09-19) Palo Alto, California, United States
Nationality  United States of America
Alma mater  Brigham Young University (BS, MBA, JD)
Occupation  Academic Vice President, Brigham Young University-Idaho, USA
Books  Mormon Scientist, Major Decisions: Taking Charge of Your College Education
Grandparents  Henry Eyring, Mildred Bennion
Similar People  Henry B Eyring, Henry Eyring, Steven F Udvar‑Hazy, Jane Stanford

Education  Brigham Young University

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Henry Johnson Eyring (born September 19, 1963) is an American academic administrator, author, and businessman. He is the 17th and current president of Brigham Young University–Idaho (BYU–Idaho). He previously served as both the Academic and Advancement vice president at BYU-Idaho, as well as director of the Marriott School of Management MBA program at Brigham Young University (BYU).


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Early life and education

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Eyring was born in Palo Alto, California, a son of Henry B. Eyring and Kathleen Johnson Eyring. The family lived in California while Eyring's father taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business until 1971, when they moved to Rexburg, Idaho when his father was appointed president of Ricks College (present day BYU–Idaho). From 1982 to 1984, Eyring served as a full-time missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in the Japan Nagoya Mission. Eyring is a graduate of BYU where he received a bachelor's degree in geology ('85), an MBA ('89) and a law degree ('89).


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From 1989 to 1998, Eyring was with a Cambridge, Massachusetts management-consulting firm, Monitor Group, which was founded in 1983 by six entrepreneurs with Harvard Business School (HBS) ties. He has also served as a director of SkyWest Airlines since 1995. From 2002 to 2003 he was a special partner with Peterson Capital.


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From 1998 to 2002, Eyring served in the Marriott School of Management as director of BYU's MBA program.

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From 2003 to 2006, Eyring served as president of the LDS Church's Japan Tokyo North Mission.

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After returning from Japan in 2006, Eyring began employment at BYU-Idaho, in Rexburg. Eyring initially served as an Associate Academic Vice President, with responsibility for online learning and instructional technology. From 2008 to 2015, Eyring served as BYU-Idaho's Advancement Vice President. He then served from 2015 to 2017 as BYU-Idaho's Academic Vice President. On February 7, 2017, Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles announced that Eyring would succeed Clark Gilbert as president of BYU–Idaho, effective April 10, 2017. His official inauguration occurred on September 19, 2017.

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In 2011, while serving as BYU-Idaho's Advancement Vice President, Eyring co-authored The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education with HBS professor Clayton M. Christensen, discussing the future of higher education and making college economically viable while conducting an in depth look at the histories of Harvard University and BYU-Idaho. Eyring has also served as a trustee of Southern Utah University and is an adjunct fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation.


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Eyring and his wife, Kelly, have five children and reside in Rexburg, Idaho. In addition to presiding over the Japan Tokyo North Mission, Eyring has served in the LDS Church as a bishop and stake president. Eyring's oldest son, Henry, is an assistant professor at The London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Eyring's great-great-grandmother was a Romney. "In fact, [his] grandfather’s father was married to two Romney sisters. They were driven out of the United States, to Mexico [due to polygamy]. Then they were driven out of Mexico, by Pancho Villa and the Mexican Revolution." Mitt Romney's son, Tagg, has also worked at Monitor Group. Eyring spoke about Mitt Romney and the ethic of education, business, law and politics in Mormomism in a New Yorker article by Nicholas Lemann. Lemann was addressing Romney's formative influences, experience and philosophy during the 2012 U.S. presidential election.

Eyring is a grandson of American theoretical chemist Henry Eyring and wrote a biography of his grandfather entitled Mormon Scientist: The Life and Faith of Henry Eyring. He also co-wrote a biography about his father, Henry B. Eyring, an educational administrator and LDS Church leader, entitled I Will Lead You Along: The Life of Henry B. Eyring.

Published works

  • Eyring, Henry J. (2008), Mormon Scientist: The Life and Faith of Henry Eyring, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: Deseret Book, ISBN 978-1-59038-854-9. 
  • Eyring, Henry J. (2010), Major Decisions: Taking Charge of Your College Education, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: Deseret Book, ISBN 978-1-60641-636-5. 
  • Christensen, Clayton M.; Eyring, Henry J. (2011), The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA: Jossey-Bass, ISBN 978-1-1180-6348-4. 
  • Eaton, Robert I.; Eyring, Henry J. (2013), I Will Lead You Along: The Life of Henry B. Eyring, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: Deseret Book, ISBN 9781609077839. 
  • References

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