Charles E. Young

University Professor + University Chancellor + University President + Political Scientist
Born Dec 30, 1931

Charles E. "Chuck" Young is a former American university administrator and professor. Young is a native of California, and earned bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees before becoming a professor.

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1931 Birth Young was born in Highland, California in 1931. … Read More


1955 23 Years Old After completing his military service, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in political science from the University of California, Riverside in 1955. … Read More
1957 25 Years Old He received his Master of Arts and doctor of philosophy degrees in political science from UCLA in 1957 and 1960, respectively. … Read More
1959 27 Years Old He worked for University of California President Clark Kerr in 1959-60 on the California Master Plan for Higher Education. Young met Sue Daugherty when they were students at San Bernardino Valley College. They married in 1950 and had two children, Charles Jr. and Elizabeth.


1968 36 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Following Chancellor Murphy's resignation, Young was named his successor by the UC Regents on July 12, 1968. … Read More


1974 42 Years Old Young was active in a wide range of issues involving intercollegiate athletics. In an era when the NCAA called Title IX requirements for women’s athletics “Extreme”, Young voluntarily expanded UCLA women’s athletics even before the requirements went into effect, adding 11 varsity programs for women in 1974. … Read More
1978 46 Years Old He announced the new Pac-10 in 1978.


1988 56 Years Old In 1988, Young helped to negotiate a lucrative ABC television contract for the Rose Bowl game. … Read More


1992 - 2001 4 More Events
2002 70 Years Old In 2002 Young married Judy Cornell.
2003 71 Years Old He served until 2003.
2004 72 Years Old Young served as President of the Qatar Foundation from 2004-2006. … Read More
2006 74 Years Old His daughter, Elizabeth Young-Apstein, died in 2006.
2008 76 Years Old On December 23, 2008, the board of trustees of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art announced that Young had been appointed chief executive officer of the museum. … Read More
2010 78 Years Old He presided over the museum's stabilization, completing his appointment in 2010. … Read More
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