Ivy Tech Community College Names Business Dean


Ivy Tech Community College Southwest has named Dr. Robert B. Young as Dean of the Business and Public Services Division.

Young graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and continued his education at Cleveland State University to obtain his master’s and doctoral degrees in Business Administration. He has several published papers in scholarly journals, three conference presentations and a book chapter in the New World Marketing book series.

He has more than 20 years of corporate business experience with both small entrepreneurial businesses and large Cleveland-based corporations. Some of his clients have included Dutch Boy Paints, Hoover Vacuum, American Electric Power, and Arby’s. He also maintains an active small business consulting practice. Young serves as Board Chair of the First Generation Foundation.

Young comes to Ivy Tech from Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio, where he served as the Dean of the Business Division for 12 years. He has also been involved with higher education for the past 29 years as an adjunct faculty member at a variety of Cleveland area colleges and universities including Baldwin Wallace University, John Carroll University, Cleveland State University, Capital University, David N. Myers University and Lorain County Community College.

“Dr. Young’s extensive experience working with businesses of all sizes will be a great asset to our students,” said Ivy Tech Chancellor, Jonathan Weinzapfel. “His background in higher education as well as with business and industry will certainly foster the continued growth and success of our Business and Public Services programs.”
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.