Gerald Young, Professor of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation & Athletic Director, was appointed to a four-year term on the NCAA Division III Management Council. The 19-member Council represents all 442 Division III institutions and is comprised of chief executive officers, faculty athletic representatives, athletic directors, senior women administrators, conference leaders, and student-athletes. The Council oversees the implementation of NCAA policies, reviews and resolves issues, and makes recommendations to the NCAA Presidents' Council.
Young has been closely involved with the NCAA. He served as the Chair of the NCAA Division III Infractions Panel in 2005. In 2001-02, he completed NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Males and in 2007-08 he also completed the NCAA Pathway Program, designed to enhance the professional skills of women and people of color who seek to become directors of athletics, through education, training and mentorship.