May 30, 2023

Young is Exec. Dir., Continuing & Professional Studies

President Troy Paino and Acting Provost Nina Mikhalevsky are very pleased to announce the appointment of Kimberly C. Young as Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Mary Washington. In this position, she will be responsible for expanding the University’s credit and non-credit programs for adults, including new certificate and other professional development opportunities. She will start work at UMW on July 25.


Kimberly is currently the Executive Director of Executive Education and Executive MBA programs at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is responsible for oversight of all executive education programs, the executive MBA, international customized programs, and customized  corporate education programs, and she leads a team in marketing, sales, development, and delivery of programs that serve adult learners.

Kimberly has nearly 20 years of experience in education, consulting, and hospitality. Her expertise is in building and leading high performance teams, strategic innovation, and project management. She received her B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University, and she earned both a Master’s of Management in Hospitality and an MBA from Cornell University.

UMW’s Office of Continuing and Professional Studies will be based at the Stafford campus, where most of its courses and programs will be offered, with additional offerings at the University’s Dahlgren and Fredericksburg campuses.