Hyrum Manwaring

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Hyrum Manwaring (1877–1956) was the president of Ricks College from 1930 to 1944.

Hyrum Manwaring 1914

At one point, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) offered to give the school to the state of Idaho, but the state refused it. The church decided to keep it open, but this was only achieved through major efforts on the part of Manwaring in increasing both enrollment and donations. During Manwaring's administration the school was accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.[1]

The student center on the campus, now known as Brigham Young University–Idaho, is named after Manwaring.

Prior to being president of Ricks College, Manwaring was a faculty member there. He first visited the campus to give the Pioneer Day oration on July 24, 1914, and began service as a regular faculty member that fall.

Manwaring served a mission for the LDS Church in Australia from 1899 to 1902. He earned a masters degree at Brigham Young University.


Academic offices
Preceded by
George S. Romney
President of Ricks College
Succeeded by
John L. Clarke