Young, Kirk D
Title:
Assistant Vice President - Recruitment & Outreach
Office:
LC 408b
Phone:
(801) 863-7431
Fax:
(801) 863-6136
Mail Code:
245
Last Updated: 7/30/14 -

     Kirk was born and raised in Utah Valley. Following high school he went on to earn a Bachelors degree in Behavioral Science from UVSC. Throughout his time at UVSC, he has developed a deep love for the school; in fact, excluding a brief period of two years, Kirk has been at UVSC as a student or employee since 1996. He is grateful for the chance to give back to an institution that has given so much to him.

     Following his educational experience at UVSC, Kirk went on to earn a Masters degree in Sociology from Brigham Young University and is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

     Kirk is married to Katie DiStefano (they met in the bookstore at UVSC). They have a six-year-old boy, McKay, and Connor who is three. They live in Heber.

 Education:

         Ph.D.    Gonzaga University, Leadership Studies, ABD, Expected date of graduation: Spring 2015

         MS       Brigham Young University, Sociology, April 2006

         BA        Utah Valley State College, Behavioral Science, August 2002 

         Foreign Language       Fluent in Spanish, speaking, reading, and writing

Work Experience

        8/2/13 - Present       Assistant Vice President of Recruitment and Outreach

         5/1/13 - 8/1/13:       Director, Department of Prospective Student Services, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

         2/8/12 - 8/1/13:       Director, Center for the Advancement of Leadership, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

         1/2011 - 2/2012:      Interim Director, Center for the Advancement of Leadership, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah 

         4/2009 - 1/2011:      Assistant Director, Prospective Student Services, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

         2004 - Present:         Adjunct Faculty, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

         2005 - 2010:            Instructor (Spanish), Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

         8/2007 - 4/2009:      Counselor, Prospective Student Services, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

 Areas of Specialization

          Leadership

          Leadership Development

          Organizational Development

          Social Psychology

          Positive Psychology

          Community

          Organizational Studies

          Organizational Sociology/Behavior

          Human Development 

Classes Taught

           Principles of Leadership, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

           Introduction to Sociology, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

           Human Development Life-Span, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

           Abnormal Psychology, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

           Introduction to Anthropolgy, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

           Psychology of Personal Effectiveness, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

           Sociology of the Family, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

           Psychology of Interpersonal Relations, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

           Social Psychology, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

           Introduction to Psychology, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

           Race and Minority Relations, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

           Positive Psychology, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah