Kenneth E. Young was appointed in 1964 and served until 1968. He was the youngest president to serve Cortland. Young was born in Toronto and attended schools in Oakland, San Francisco State, and Standford where he received his PhD in Higher Education. He previously worked at the University of Alaska and University of Nevada before accepting Cortland's appointment. One of Young's lasting impacts was his ability to continue college enrollment and push forward with the notion of a liberal arts college. He also implemented an "educational master plan" for the College, increased growth for academic departments and faculty. He left the College in 1968.

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