Michael Young Elected to Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors

Michael Young, a retired college administrator who served as vice chancellor for student affairs at UC Santa Barbara for 25 years, has joined the Board of Directors for the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara.

Mr. Young earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Beloit College in Wisconsin, a master’s degree in history at the University of Michigan, and a doctorate in higher education administration at the University of Iowa. He began his career as a counselor at Beloit College and went on to serve as associate dean at Wesleyan University before being named vice chancellor for student affairs at UCSB. In the latter role, he oversaw 25 departments, becoming a national leader in efforts to provide student mental health services on college campuses. Since retiring from UCSB in 2015, Mr. Young has twice served as interim vice president for student affairs at Sonoma State University. Currently a Santa Barbara Foundation trustee and board director for Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara, he previously served on boards for United Way of Santa Barbara County and Sansum Clinic. In 2012, Mr. Young received an honorary doctorate from Beloit College.

“Michael has an extraordinary range of experience as a college administrator, particularly in the areas of student development and wellbeing. Our organization is sure to benefit from his expertise and perspective,” said Foundation President and CEO Barbara Robertson.

Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara is the nation’s largest community-based provider of college scholarships, having cumulatively awarded more than $140 million to some 60,000 county students since its founding in 1962. A nonprofit organization, the Scholarship Foundation also provides free financial aid advising services. For additional information, visit www.sbscholarship.org.

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