About Manchester

Stacy Young

Stacy H. Young '96

Stacy H. Young, Ph.D., joined Manchester University on July 1, 2023, as Manchester’s 16th president and second female to serve in this leadership role. A 1996 Manchester graduate, Dr. Young came home after serving most of her career in Michigan. The opportunity to lead her alma mater and the institution that started her passion for higher education was a dream come true. 

Dr. Young received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Manchester University and a master’s degree in business administration from Bethel University. In addition, she is a graduate of Andrews University, holding a Ph.D. in leadership with an emphasis in higher education administration.    

Dr. Young has worked in both corporate America as an auditor and with small businesses as an accountant. This diverse background enabled her to teach a variety of business and accounting courses throughout her career. 

Serving students in education for more than 25 years, Dr. Young has worked in a variety of roles including adjunct faculty, full-time faculty, chairperson, dean, and president. She also serves as a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission and has served on a variety of state and local boards.  

Between them, Dr. Young and husband Ron have five children and seven grandchildren. Their grown children live in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati. Two of their children are still at home. Allison will graduate from college this fall and Max is a high school senior who intends to attend Manchester in the fall of 2024. In their free time, they enjoy spending time with family, walking, running, and serving the community.