Michael J. "Mike" Byrne
Mike Byrne grew up in Rigby and was a member of the Rigby High School graduating class of 1969. He earned his BBA in accounting and MBA degrees at Idaho State University and in 2012 ISU awarded him an honorary Doctor of Letters. Byrne retired as a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He stays active in support of several charitable and service organizations including Rotary, and the Jefferson County Schools Foundation. He is a Chair emeritus and a lifetime member of the ISU Foundation Board of Directors.
His tireless service to ISU earned him the first President's Medallion in 2002. In 1990, he received the College of Business Professional Achievement Award and, in 2007, the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Byrne has endowed several scholarships in honor of his parents, professors, and others whom he admired. Through the years, he generously supported - and still supports - Bengal Athletics, the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, and many other programs and scholarships.