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The Board of Trustees of Brigham Young University–Idaho (BYU–Idaho) has named Elder Alvin F. Meredith III (known by friends as “Trip”) as the school’s 18th president. He will succeed Henry J. Eyring, who has led the university since 2017, on August 1, 2023.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, made the announcement during a BYU–Idaho devotional in Rexburg, Idaho, on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

“I rejoice that in the months and years ahead, you will be blessed by the leadership and influence of President Alvin F. Meredith and Sister Jennifer Meredith,” Elder Christofferson said to thousands of students assembled in the BYU–Idaho Center for the weekly Tuesday devotional.

Elder Christofferson praised President and Sister Eyring for their service.

“Together, President and Sister Eyring have inspired, taught and provided an exemplary model for BYU–Idaho and this entire community,” the Apostle said. “President Eyring has lifted those around him with his leadership, deep commitment to students and ongoing efforts to preserve and strengthen the culture and spirit of this great university.”

During his presidency, President Eyring magnified the student experience with innovations in curriculum and strengthened partnerships with BYU–Pathway Worldwide and Ensign College. He played a direct role in hiring BYU–Idaho’s faculty, interviewing every candidate (more than 500 total) for hire over his six-year tenure as president. He also led the university during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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