Dr. Betty Young
President, Hocking College
Known to be an innovator in higher education, Dr. Young has led colleges to enrollment growth through both retention and new programming. Dr. Young has extensive experience in workforce development and has chaired the Workforce and Economic Development Commission of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) on the implementation team focused on skills gaps for the 21st Century Initiative. Prior to this position, she served as the President of the Coleman College for Health Sciences at Houston Community College, TX. Before that, she was president of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in North Carolina and Northwest State Community College in Archbold, Ohio. Her first positions within higher education were faculty and department chair for Washington State Community College, and as Dean and Assistant Vice President for Franklin University in Columbus. Dr. Young earned several degrees from Ohio University, Athens, OH, including an Associate of Science in Mathematics and Science, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting/Management, a Masters of Education in Higher Education, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Leadership. She also earned a Juris Doctor and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Business Law from Capital University Law School, Columbus, OH.