Kirk D. Young has been named vice president of enrollment, marketing, and communications at JCC. He will begin his new duties in early August.
In this new position Young will be responsible for creating strategies that enhance JCC’s competitiveness by strengthening its brand, reputation, and visibility. He will direct and implement programs and projects that support student recruitment and will manage all media affairs.
"I am very pleased that Kirk has agreed to join our team at JCC,” stated JCC president Cory L. Duckworth. “He has a strong focus in strategic recruitment marketing and a proven background in reaching out to both traditional and underserved prospective student populations.
“His skill in building critical relationships through a wide range of media will enhance our ability to maintain strong enrollments and extend the college's positive influence to many key stakeholders," Dr. Duckworth added.
Young will have direct oversight of JCC’s admissions, recruitment, web/media services, community relations, and early awareness/college access operations.
“I am excited for the opportunity to join the JCC team and contribute to the ongoing success of such a fine institution,” said Young. “I look forward to the chance to bring my experience in recruitment and marketing to JCC. I am impressed with the vibrancy and excitement present on campus, as well as with the warm and welcoming greeting I received as I interacted with the surrounding communities. I eagerly anticipate the chance to get involved and make a contribution.”
A 2002 graduate of Utah Valley State College, Young earned a master’s degree at Brigham Young University. He expects to receive a doctorate from Gonzaga University in spring 2015.
Young is the assistant vice president for recruitment and outreach at Utah Valley University (UVU), a position he has held since 2013. Previously, he served as director of UVU’s prospective student services department and Center for the Advancement of Leadership. He was also a member of UVU’s adjunct faculty.
Young has been a member of the Utah Valley Senior Executive Leadership Forum as well as various UVU committees. Additionally, he has served on a veterans war memorial committee and business and economic development advisory boards in Heber City, Utah.
Named the 2011 distinguished employee of the year at UVU, Young has delivered several presentations on leadership, organizational development, and student retention. He was also the co-principal investigator for a grant on outreach efforts to underserved populations.