Randy Beard

Randy Beard

IT Platform Services Manager


Randy Beard was born and raised on a cattle ranch in Teton Valley, Idaho. In 1981, he left to serve in the Taiwan Taipei Mission. Randy received an associate degree in data processing from Ricks College in 1984 and a bachelor’s degree from BYU-Idaho in 2008. He has worked for several companies as a computer programmer and has held many IT positions. Randy was hired as a Computer System Manager for Ricks College in 1997 and currently works as the Information Technology Platform Services Manager for BYU-Idaho.

Randy married his wife, Pamela, in 1988, and they have two children and two grandchildren. He enjoys many outdoor activities such as camping, farming, ranching, working with animals, tending to plants, and spending time in nature.

Spiritual Preparation

Please respond to the question below on the devotional discussion board:

Our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ hope that each of us will strive to “become” and “be” what and who we should be in this life. They know this will simplify our life, help us have more peace, and prepare us to return to them.

What feelings or thoughts do you have about the concepts of becoming and being?