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Kenn Young chosen as Deputy Super -intendent for RCOE

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Dr. David Long, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, announced this week that Kenn Young will become the Deputy Superintendent for the Riverside County Office of Education.

“Kenn brings years of experience and a high level of expertise to the very important areas of business and facilities,” Long said. “As an organization, we are both pleased and fortunate that Kenn will be joining the staff to enhance the services we provide to Riverside County school districts.”

Young replaces Dr. Bill Marshall, who is retiring.

Young has been the Deputy Superintendent of the Lake Elsinore Unified School District since 2002. He served as the district’s Assistant Superintendent of Business Services for five years prior to becoming Deputy, and as Manager of Facilities, Maintenance, and Operations from 1995 to 1997.

Prior to that, Young spent 19 years in the field of civil engineering, 14 of which he was president and CEO of a Southern California based engineering construction firm that specialized in building roads and highways.

Between 1998 and 2003, Young was instrumental in securing over $300 million in State funding to meet the Lake Elsinore school district’s growing school facility needs.

He also coordinated the acquisition of over 200 acres of land for new schools in the District. Lake Elsinore has had six consecutive “unqualified” audit reports while Young has been the Chief Financial Officer, the highest audit certification possible for a school district.

Young, 49, is a native of Southern California. He received his education at San Diego State University and the University of Phoenix. He is chairman of the Southern California region of the California Association of School Business Officials CBO (Chief Business Officials) committee.

Young is a member of the Board of Directors of CASH, the statewide organization best known for working with California’s legislature to provide over $20 billions in State funding for school construction during the last decade.

He and his wife Beverly reside in Lake Elsinore and are the parents of 5 children.

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