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Thomas Young Appointed Clarkson University Provost
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Clarkson University President Tony Collins announced today that Thomas C. Young has been appointed University Provost, effective April 1. Young will oversee the development and enhancement of Clarkson’s academic programs and research endeavors. He will work closely with the University deans and center directors to implement Clarkson’s long-range planning initiatives and engage the University’s constituents in these initiatives as they unfold.
In making the announcement, Collins said, “Professor Young has distinguished himself as a committed teacher, researcher and administrator and is widely recognized on campus for his administrative skills. I anticipate under Professor Young’s leadership, Clarkson will continue to build its reputation in the national and international academic arena.”
Young received a B.A. degree in fisheries biology and an M.S. degree in sanitary engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his Ph.D. degree in fisheries and wildlife from Michigan State University.
A Deans’ Council, made up of the deans from Clarkson’s arts and sciences, business and engineering schools, as well as the vice provost for Research has been coordinating the academic administration functions of the University since Collins was promoted from provost to University president in July of 2003. Collins thanked the deans and the vice provost for Research and remarked, “The Deans’ Council underscores the cooperative relationship between our three academic units and their interdisciplinary scholarly activities that helped us formulate a Long-Range Plan that has as its core mission evolving academic excellence at Clarkson.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Thomas C. Young has been named Clarkson University Provost. Young has been with the University since 1977. He served as chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 1999 to 2004 and as associate dean for Academic Programs in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering since 2004.