Wayne Young Jr., Ph. D., associate vice president for Student Life at Creighton University will assume the duties of Region IV-West Regional Director of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) in March 2014, serving for two years. Elected this past March, Young will be responsible for serving a seven-state region by providing oversight of regional conferences and institutes, coordinating the regional advisory board, and participating as a member of the National Board.
NASPA awarded Young the National Mid-Level Professional of the Year Award in 2004. He currently serves as the vice president for technology and communication for the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators (JASPA) and will end his term with JASPA in March of 2014.
At Creighton Young is responsible for several units within the Student Life division to support Creighton students. He joined the University in 1998, working for the Department of Residence Life and moving to Student Life in 2007. He received his doctorate in 2006 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his master's degree in student affairs administration in higher education from Texas A&M University in 1995.
NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession. The organization serves a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of member colleges and universities. Founded in 1919, NASPA comprises more than 13,000 members in all 50 states, 29 countries and eight U.S. territories.