Ronald R. Young
From 1998-2008, Brother Ronald R. Young served as Vice President for Public and Governmental Affairs at the State University of New York, Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. Brother Young was the principal officer responsible for a broad range of external affairs and marketing functions. He retired from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2008.
Brother Young joined SUNY Upstate Medical University after a stellar 27 year (1971-1998) career with Agway, Inc., a one-time Fortune 200, Agri-business and Energy Corporation headquartered Syracuse, N.Y. Ron retired as Vice President-Business Development for Agway Retail Services in 1998.
In 2008, Brother Young along with his wife Jacqueline relocated to the Hilton Head Region of South Carolina. They developed two small business enterprises, an adult day care center and a case management agency. The two fledgling businesses closed in 2011. In 2011, pursuing a lifelong interest in the Real Estate Industry, Ron received his real estate sales license and joined Weichert Realtors/Coastal Properties of Hilton Head Island, SC. In 2012, Brother Young was asked to join W.W. Grainger. Inc. as a Sales Manager where he currently manages several accounts in the low country of South Carolina and Georgia.
Brother Young served the Central New York Region and Syracuse community in many capacities including: Chairing the Boards of the United Way of Central New York and the Central New York Community Foundation. He also served on the boards of the United Way of New York State, INROADS Upstate New York, Inc., the Executive committee of the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce and the Excellus BlueCross BlueShield of Central New York Regional Advisory Board. Brother Young is a former Trustee and 1st vice president of WCNY-TV (PBS affiliate). Recently, Ron served on the Advisory Board of the University of South Carolina Small Business Development Centers.
He includes as one of his highest honors was the privilege of serving as the 28th Grand Polemarch of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He is also the 69th recipient of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.’s Laurel Wreath, the highest award the fraternity presents which is voted upon by the membership and presented in recognition of service to others. He was initiated in the fraternity at the Beta Chi Chapter of Hampton University in April of 1969 and is Life Member.
Brother Young holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Hampton University in Hampton, VA and an MBA from Syracuse University. Brother Young and his wife, Jacqueline Jackson-Young, are the parents of three daughters, that graduated from Hampton University and representing the third generation of graduates. This is a proud legacy of the Youngs.
Brother Young entered the Chapter Invisible on January 15th, 2014