Desiree D. Young has more than 20 years of experience in higher education in credit and non-credit learning environments. She worked with a private college as the director of education for seven years. Young managed and developed associates and bachelor-level degree programs. For the past 14 years, Young was the executive director of programs and enrollment management at the University of Miami. She created, implemented, and managed professional certificate programs and corporate/customized training.
Young’s department developed a comprehensive learning ecosystem for the continuing education landscape for local, national and international communities. She was responsible for more than 50 programs that covered a wide array of industries, including technology (cybersecurity, coding, data analytics, digital marketing), project management, business, professional coaching, law, healthcare, design, sustainability and finance.
Young provided a platform to revolutionize learning and create career pathways for transition, elevation and education. Her objective was to develop competitive, demanding programs that fill the needs of employers and close the skills gap by engaging in continuous research and evaluation of market trends. Young was also the executive director for UOnline, which was comprised of online graduate certificates, masters, and doctoral programs for the university. Programs included applied learning sciences, finance, accounting, business administration, public administration, sports administration, and music.
20 years of higher education experience, including developing certificate, associate, bachelor-level programs, and graduate level programs
Responsible for over 50 continuing education programs in a variety of industries
Executive director of UOnline’s graduate, masters and doctoral programs
Holds an associates degree in business administration, a Bachelor of Science in business administration, a Master of Public Administration specializing in policy and human resource management, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in organizational leadership.