Young named director of research development

Young named director of research development
The University of South Dakota has taken another step toward meeting its strategic goals of innovation management and research commercialization by creating the position of director of research development.

Terry A. Young has joined the staff of the Office of the Vice President for Research in the new position after a 20 year career in technology transfer and innovation management.

"Mr. Young adds to this office the experience and skills that will help us to develop research initiatives and to move the innovations of our faculty, researchers and students to 'real world' application enhancing economic development of the state," said Laura Jenski, Ph.D., vice president of research at USD.

"We encourage university researchers to utilize this new resource by bringing forward their research results with commercial potential," Jenski added.

Young holds MA and MBA degrees from Texas A&M University. In 2001, he served as president of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), the 4,000 member international society for the technology transfer profession. Most notably, Young started and directed the Technology Licensing Office at The Texas A&M University System for 12 years.


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