James Younger takes over business affairs at Gateway

Gateway Community and Technical College is pleased to announce James Younger will begin his role as vice president for administrative and business affairs effective today.

Jamie has been an emerging leader in the college and is well regarded as an exceptional professional within higher education community, said Dr. G. Edward Hughes Gateway President/CEO. We are very fortunate to have him moving into this role as we navigate challenging times in higher education funding in Kentucky and the nation. He is a thought leader focused on creating new ways to bring resources to support students.

As dean of business affairs, Mr. Younger planned and built consensus for the 35 million dollar Gateway budget and was responsible for leadership of financial planning, revenue forecasting, and long-and- short-term budget requirements for the college. Younger and his team earned the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Budget and Financial Planning Excellence Award in 2013, 2014, 2015 and the Budget Best Practice Award in 2013, 2014. Prior to his position at Gateway, he was the director of financial planning at KCTCS, and budget and financial analyst for the Commonwealth of Kentucky in Frankfort.

I am excited about the opportunity to work with the professional faculty and staff at Gateway, said James Younger. Together we will serve current and future students to enhance their future, and the economic vitality of the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region.

Mr. Younger holds a Master of Science degree from Northern Kentucky University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehead State University. He has chaired the Oracle Higher Education User Group for budgeting and earned many professional honors for best budgeting practices.

Mr. Younger is filling the role previously held by Mike Baker, who will now oversee safety and facilities, including all capital construction projects, as special assistant to the president.