Kimberly Young is the Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Mary Washington. She was appointed as Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Studies on July 25, 2017. In this role, she is responsible for expanding the University’s credit and non-credit programs for adult learners, including new certificate and other professional development opportunities that will impact the region and support economic development.
Kimberly was previously the Executive Director of Executive Education and Executive MBA programs at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri-Kansas City where she was responsible for oversight of all executive education programs, the executive MBA, international customized programs, and customized corporate education programs. There she led a team in marketing, sales, development, and delivery of programs that served adult learners across the city and around the world.
She was very active in her local community serving on the boards of Alphapointe Association for the Blind, the Central Exchange, a women’s advocacy and professional development organization, and the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, where she was board chair. She is a member of the Links Incorporated of Jackson County Missouri, and formerly a member of the Junior League of Greater Kansas City.
Kimberly has nearly 20 years of experience in education, consulting, and hospitality. Her expertise is in building and leading high performing teams, strategic innovation, and project management. Through her work with Ernst & Young and Aramark Corporation, her client list includes companies such as Coca Cola, Sprint, Eli Lilly, 3M Corporation, and Boeing, among others.
She earned her B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University, and earned both an MBA and a Master of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University. Kimberly is looking forward to getting deeply involved in the Fredericksburg region.