Robert Young ‘14 has been named Lafayette’s director of intercultural development, as announced today by Annette Diorio, vice president of campus life.
Young has worked in the Division of Development and College Relations for four of the past five years. He has served as associate director of annual and leadership giving since July 2017 and was assistant director of young alumni and affinity groups from 2014-16. Between those stints was a one-year role at Connecticut College as associate director of annual giving/director of the Camel Athletics Fund.
As director of intercultural development, Young will oversee intercultural development, Gender and Sexuality Programs, the Office of International Student Advising, and provide key support for College-wide programming initiatives. In collaboration with academic departments and student organizations, Young and his team will be responsible for planning and implementing small and large-scale programs and activities to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion at events such as new student orientation and welcome weeks, heritage months, and other programs.
A double major in film & media studies and women’s & gender studies, Young has assisted in numerous roles at the College and will continue doing so. Those include serving as a team success adviser, a partnership with the Office of Admissions to assist with retention and success for scholars from a community-based organization, a mentor for D.C. Posse 14, an institutional liaison for the McDonogh Network, a coordinator for the McDonogh Student Leadership Group, and an adviser for Brothers of Lafayette.