Cyril Eicher had a deep connection to the Fort Wayne campus most of his life. His family, serving in India when he was born, moved to Fort Wayne during his teen years. His father, Peter (Bethany Bible Training School-1895), returned to the Fort Wayne Bible Training School to serve in many roles. Cyril graduated from Fort Wayne Bible Institute in 1932. He went on to serve as pastor of several Missionary Churches as well as pursue further higher education.
In 1950 Cyril and his wife Mildred (Neuenschwander) and their two sons, Larry and Wendell, moved back to Fort Wayne where Cyril started work at Fort Wayne Bible College as Assistant Treasurer and instructor. His work at the Bible College spans over 30 years, but he is perhaps best known in his position as Dean of Students.
Mildred passed away in 1995. In 1996, Cyril married Donna Lutton. They attended many campus and alumni event. Donna passed away in 2007.
Since his retirement, Cyril continued faithful service to the Fort Wayne campus, giving of his time and financial resources, as well as serving on the FW Alumni Council and in the Fort Wayne Alumni Archives.
The Alumni Center assisted the Eicher family in celebrating Cyril's 100th birthday on March 17, 2012.