Jon Young | Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff, Fayetteville State University
Current Position and Past Experience
Jon Young was appointed Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff at Fayetteville State University in January 2018, following 37 years serving in various administrative roles.
An FSU faculty member since 1981, Young is a professor of humanities and was a department chair and dean prior to being named Provost in 2008. Under his leadership, degrees awarded at FSU increased from 947 to 1,187 despite six consecutive years of state budget reductions, and academic programs in business, education, nursing, social work, criminal justice, psychology, fire and emergency services, birth through kindergarten, and theatre earned national rankings. Young helped FSU establish a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that yielded $1.2 million in grant funding and the Continuous Improvement Report, the assessment tool he developed, received an award for innovation from the American Council of Education.
Education, Honors and Achievements
Young holds a Ph.D. in Humanities with a concentration in Religious Studies from Florida State University, a Master’s degree in Religious Studies from Emory University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.