October 1, 2022

Young Appointed to Community Foundation Board of Governors

Associate Provost for Career and Workforce Kimberly Young

Associate Provost for Career and Workforce Kimberly Young

Associate Provost for Career and Workforce Kimberly Young is one of five new local leaders chosen this summer to sit on the Community Foundation Board of Governors. Read more.

UMW Awarded $250,000 for Fredericksburg Region Internships

 

UMW Bell Tower

UMW Bell Tower

The University of Mary Washington has received a $250,000 grant from SCHEV – the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia – to expand paid and credit-bearing student internships in collaboration with Virginia employers. The grant is part of the Fund for Excellence and Innovation, also known as the Virginia Talent + Opportunity Partnership.

The grant will support a program director who will oversee the establishment and operation of the Rappahannock Work & Learn Collaborative (RWLC), serving the Fredericksburg area, the Northern Neck and the Middle Peninsula, said UMW Associate Provost for Career and Workforce Kimberly Young.

UMW and the RWLC will lead the effort to connect employers to students and increase the number of high-quality internships and other work-based learning opportunities in Go Virginia Region 6. Employers, community partners, K-12 school divisions and postsecondary institutions will advise the RWLC and serve as an employer network. Read more.

Young Named UMW Associate Provost for Career and Workforce

UMW’s Kimberly Young has been named Associate Provost for Career and Workforce.

UMW’s Kimberly Young has been named Associate Provost for Career and Workforce.

Kimberly Young has been named associate provost for Career and Workforce at the University of Mary Washington. The announcement was made Tuesday by Interim Provost Tim O’Donnell in an e-mail to the campus community.

For nearly five years, Young has served as UMW’s executive director of Continuing and Professional Studies, a role in which she has forged relationships across the region and around the Commonwealth. As associate provost, she will now also assume responsibility for the Center for Career and Professional Development.

“This move is strategic,” O’Donnell said. “As a University, we need to leverage the connections Young has made in order to create opportunities for our students to prepare for life and careers after Mary Washington. This will give students greater opportunities to pursue internships and other applied employment-based learning experiences while also meeting regional and statewide workforce needs.”

Young will focus on creating innovative partnerships that will lead to meaningful work experiences through which Mary Washington students can apply their academic knowledge and critical thinking skills.

“We want employers to know that our students – with their high-quality liberal arts and sciences background – are prepared to excel in the workforce upon graduation and to grow as leaders in their communities well into the future,” said UMW President Troy Paino.

Young added: “As an academic institution guided by the principles of critical thinking and the fearless exploration of knowledge, we are obligated to prepare our students to lead in life and in work.”

Young has more than two decades of industry and academic experience. Prior to joining UMW, she was at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she oversaw the Executive MBA program and established the Executive Education Center. She was responsible for key collaborative relationships including an extensive multi-year partnership with a global healthcare organization.

Previously, Young worked for ARAMARK and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Her clients included global organizations, such as Coca-Cola Company, Eli Lilly, 3M Corp., Boeing and Garmin.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in public policy studies from Duke University and both an MBA and a master of management degree in hospitality from Cornell University. She is actively involved in the Fredericksburg region, serving on the Mary Washington Healthcare Citizens Council, the GO Virginia Region 6 Council, and as chair of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Board of Trustees. She is also a senior fellow of the Institute for Learning Innovation, a teaching fellow for Leadership Fredericksburg, co-chair of the UMW Women’s Leadership Colloquium and a member of the Links Inc.

Young Named UMW Associate Provost for Career and Workforce

Kimberly Young has been named associate provost for Career and Workforce at the University of Mary Washington. The announcement was made today by Interim Provost Tim O’Donnell in an e-mail to the campus community. For nearly five years, Young has served as UMW’s executive director of Continuing and Professional Studies, a role in which she […]

Young Elected Chair of Library Board of Trustees

Kimberly Young, executive director for Continuing and Professional Studies

Kimberly Young, executive director for Continuing and Professional Studies

Kimberly Young, executive director of Continuing and Professional Studies at UMW, was recently elected as chair of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library’s Board of Trustees. According to an article in The Free Lance-Star, “Library Board of Trustees members are appointed by and represent their jurisdictions, donating their time as advocates for the public. Trustees work closely with the library director and deputy director to determine library policy, adopt budgets and support library legislation on a state and national level. Trustees also promote the library’s services, classes and events in their interactions with the community.” Read more.

Leadership Fredericksburg participants announced (Fredericksburg Today)

Young, Pack Take Part in Leadership Fredericksburg

Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Studies Kimberly Young will serve on the faculty for Leadership Fredericksburg’s latest cohort, which will include Director of Graduate Admissions Christy Pack as a fellow. Read more.

Young Elected Chair of Central Rappahannock Regional Library’s Board of Trustees

Kimberly Young, executive director for Continuing and Professional Studies

Kimberly Young, executive director for Continuing and Professional Studies

Kimberly Young, executive director of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Mary Washington, was recently elected chair of the Board of Trustees of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. According to an article in The Free Lance-Star, “Library board of trustee members are appointed by and represent their jurisdictions, donating their time as advocates for the public. Trustees work closely with the library director and deputy director to determine library policy, adopt budgets and support library legislation on a state and national level. Trustees also promote the library’s services, classes and events in their interactions in the community.” Read more.

Library board of trustees elects chair, vice chair (The Free Lance-Star)

UMW Supports K-12 Teachers in Online Teaching

After doing their best to teach remotely for three months due to the global pandemic, Virginia’s K-12 teachers got word in June that they likely would return to teaching this fall – and at least some of it would be online. The sudden switch in spring had been hard enough; few of the state’s teachers […]