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Kristen Young

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HR Programs
Asst Dir Ldrshp/Workforce Dev
University Staff, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1304


M.S. Linguistics (Applied), Georgetown University

B.A. Anthropology, Northern Arizona University



Kristen Young serves as the Assistant Director of Leadership and Workforce Development in the Office of Human Resources.  She manages the university leadership program for supervisors and designs and delivers educational programs for the development of university staff and leaders.  Kristen’s role also encompasses integrating new and existing technological, social learning, and pedagogical resources for staff skill building which furthers ASU’s charter as the New American University.  

Before coming to ASU in 2016, she spent over 20 years in higher education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and at the College of Southern Nevada.  Prior to that, she lived in South Korea teaching English as a Second Language at a private university.  Kristen’s background spans a breadth of areas within a college/university setting including student advising, social and cultural programming, tutoring, training and development, admissions, student affairs, leadership, and classroom instruction.  Throughout all of her professional experiences, Kristen’s passion has been to mentor others as they developed their interpersonal, supervisory and cross-cultural communication skills so that they could become a source of positive change for the university and community.  She is certified in D.I.S.C. assessment, Human Capital Strategy, InsideOut Coaching, Consultation, Change Management, SPARK facilitation, Dare to Lead and Emotional Intelligence EQ-i 2.0. 

Originally from Tempe, Kristen is proud to be a Sun Devil!  Fear the fork!