Administrative Policy Records of the University of Florida Office of the President (Charles E. Young)
Scope and Content
The major part of this series consists of letters and memoranda. In addition, there are some reports.
The subject files include headings for the university's academic units, committees, and administrative departments. Also contained in this series are files documenting the university's relations with federal and state agencies, including the Florida Board of Regents, Governors, and Trustees, and academic associations, such as the American Council on Education (ACE), Association of American Universities (AAU), and National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC).
Also included are files on athletics including the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Southeastern Conference (SEC). Also of interest are files detailing the impact of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks that occurred during Young's tenure.
- 1999 - 2003
Soon after, Young was hired in various administrative positions at UCLA, eventually being appointed Chancellor of the University in 1968. At age 36, he became the youngest person to head a major American university. During his 29 years as Chancellor, Young guided the university during a period of dramatic growth and transformation. His time in office saw a massive increase in budgets, endowments, and enrollments. Young was a huge proponent of intercollegiate athletics and worked to reform the university's athletic program. He also was a vocal supporter of affirmative action and development and recruitment of minority faculty, the establishment of ethnic study centers, as well as the expansion of the university's influence on the community of Los Angeles. When Young took office the percentage of minority students at UCLA was 12 percent, after he retired in 1997 it was 54 percent. At the time, he was the longest serving college leader in American higher education.
Young was originally brought in to serve as the University of Florida's interim president after the departure of John Lombardi in 1999. However, in 2000 he was officially named University President and became the tenth President of UF. Young successfully managed the University through a difficult period of adjustment as it coped with a new governing structure under Governor Jeb Bush. He was also president when the attacks of September 11th, 2001 occurred and helped shape the campus's response to the threat of terrorism. Young also improved relations with a faculty body that had grown accustomed to the combativeness of President Lombardi and gave a greater voice to the Faculty Senate. Young also continued to be a strong vocal proponent of affirmative action. In 2003, the newly established University of Florida Board of Trustees resumed the search for a permanent president. Bernie Machen was selected to be the eleventh university president, and Young stepped down at the end of the year. He returned to live in California.
University of Florida Office of the President. Charles E. Young. [online] Available at: https://president.ufl.edu/about/past-presidents/charles-e-young/\ [Accessed 2 December 2020]
Wikipedia. 22 November 2020. Charles E. Young. [online] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_E._Young [Accessed 2 December 2020]
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