Joshua Young is a 2004 graduate of Slippery Rock with a B.A. in Political Science. While at Slippery Rock, Joshua was a student leader. He served many roles including student Trustee, SGA Senator and Speaker of the Senate.
Since leaving SRU, Mr. Young has become a leader in Chester County business and politics. Joshua is currently Vice President of Young’s Garage Inc., which his grandparents started in 1960. He is currently the third generation working for the company. In 2005, Mr. Young joined the political world by running for Township Commissioner in Caln Township, Chester County. He has worked to save taxpayer dollars by bringing the township into the 21st century with computer and digital-based communications and record storage as well as cutting wasteful and unnecessary spending.
In 2007, Young helped facilitate Caln Township's acquisition of Ingleside Golf Course, which preserved 177 acres and provides a new recreational activity for the township. In 2009, Young helped create Caln Township's conservation and renewable energy taskforce which has hosted a green expo and a shredding event.
As a commissioner, Young serves as chair of the parks and recreation committee, the King's Highway Park master plan committee, the Caln Community Day committee, the conservation and renewable energy taskforce, co-chair of the finance committee and as a member of the Coatesville Christmas Parade committee. In addition to being a Commissioner, Joshua was elected in May of 2010 to the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee.
Mr. Young was appointed to the Council in March of 2007 at the age of 25. He served as secretary of the council from June 2008 to October of 2010. On October 1st 2010 Mr. Young was elected the youngest Chair of the Council of Trustees in Slippery Rock history at the age of 28. Upon his election Chairman Young said, “"I represent a new generation of leadership for Slippery Rock University. I am the first of the millennial generation. I believe I am bringing forward a new generation of ideas.” In his role as SRU trustee chair, Young hopes to bring an era of accessibility and accountability. "The world has shifted and the council should too. The council needs to be more flexible to meet the needs of all Slippery Rock University's stakeholders in this new world," Young said.
As a leader and advocate for higher education and Slippery Rock University, Young has said his role is to, "Continue the high quality of education principles and leadership preparation for current and future students that have guided me so well."