John Young is Vice President for Marketing & Enrollment Management at Northwood University. Vice President Young is responsible for the marketing, communications and creative staff, the coordination of public relations, enrollment management, sports information and the chair of the Web Executive Committee. Most recently John Young served as vice president, chief marketing, enrollment and government relations officer at Walsh College for eight years, and prior to that had 17 years of experience in leading the comprehensive marketing functions of various healthcare organizations in southeast Michigan including Oakwood Healthcare System and St. Joseph Mercy.
Young received his bachelor of business administration degree in marketing from the University of Michigan in 1982 and his master of business administration from Wayne State University in 1984 where he was also a graduate assistant and continued to teach in an adjunct role until 1999. He is currently vice chair of the Farmington Hills Planning Commission, immediate past chair of the Farmington Area Arts Commission, and secretary of the Michigan School of Professional Psychology.
He has served on boards of Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital, United Way of Oakland County, Palmer Drug Abuse Program, American Marketing Association - Detroit Chapter, and the Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce.