“Henry B. Eyring Named Church Commissioner of Education,” Ensign, Dec. 1980, 68
Dr. Henry B. Eyring has been named Church Commissioner of Education to succeed Dr. Jeffrey R. Holland, who assumed duties as president of Brigham Young University on August 1.
For the past three years, Dr. Eyring has served as Deputy Commissioner of Education. Before that he had been president of Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, for six years, coming to that position from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
The Church Educational System is one of the world’s largest private educational organizations, involving 682,000 children, youth, and adults in sixty-one countries or their dependencies and offering instruction in seventeen languages.