Michael Young , vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has announced that he will retire on January 31, 2015. He has been on the staff at the university since 1990.
Before coming to the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dr. Young was an associate dean and university registrar at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He served on the staff at Wesleyan for 11 years.
A native of Chicago, Young was a graduate of Beloit College in Wisconsin, where he played football and majored in history. He went on to earn a master’s degree in history at the University of Michigan and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Iowa.
In commenting on his decision to join the staff at the University of California, Santa Barbara, nearly a quarter century ago, Dr. Young said, “It was with some trepidation that I decided to move, but the opportunity to come to Santa Barbara to be vice chancellor for student affairs was one I couldn’t pass up. It hasn’t always been easy, but it’s been a wonderful, rewarding experience. I feel blessed that UCSB has been an aspect of my career and I feel very fortunate now, at the end of that career, to be able to look back and say, ‘I chose well, and I was lucky.’”