Former Chancellor, UCLA and Florida
Dr. Charles E. Young was Chancellor of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for 29 years until his retirement in 1997. Following his retirement, he served as president of the University of Florida from November 1999 to January 2004. He also was the President of Qatar Foundation, in Doha Qatar from March 2004 to November 2005; and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) from December 2009 to June 2010.
Dr. Young has chaired the Association of American Universities and served on numerous educational commissions including the American Council on Education, the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, and the Business-Higher Education Forum. He has been a Director of PermaFix, Inc. since 2003 and previously served on the Board of Directors of Intel Corp., Nicholas-Applegate Growth Equity Fund, Inc., Fiberspace, Inc., Student Advantage, Inc., and AAFL Enterprises, a sports development Company.
Throughout his career at UCLA and the University of Florida, Dr. Young was very active in intercollegiate athletic affairs. He served as Chair of the PAC-8 Presidents and Chancellors, played a leading role in its transition to the PAC-10, and served as chair of that conference as well. He served for many years as the principal negotiator for both the Pac-10 Conference football television contracts and the annual January 1 Rose Bowl Game television contract.
During his career, Dr. Young was an active participant in NCAA affairs. He was one of the primary leaders of the reform movement which resulted in the passage of Proposition 48; served as Chair of a Blue Ribbon Committee to recommend reforms in the rules governing recruitment and other areas of abuses; and chaired the NCAA committee which studied the possibility of a football championship. He was one of the original members of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics and continues to serve on that body.
In addition to his positions as Chancellor Emeritus and President Emeritus of UCLA and the University of Florida, he holds emeriti professorships in political science, Public Policy, and Management at UCLA.
Dr. Young has a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from UCLA and a B.A. from the University of California, Riverside.