Gordon Young

  • Diploma of Education
  • Doctor of Education (1998)

Dr Gordon Young (EdD 1998) is proud to have been involved in the educational field for most of his life and he has seen first-hand how funding and support can enhance a student's life. He has committed the first-ever bequest to Monash University's Faculty of Education.

Dr Young has had a varied career. He has been a teacher from beginners to doctorate level "only missing out on teaching Year 12"; an educational administrator for 22 years; a school counsellor; and a business management consultant to schools and universities. His most recent role is as Chairman of the Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) – an independent, not-for-profit friendly society that helps parents plan for their children's future educational expenses.

Dr Young's decision to make a bequest to the Faculty of Education stemmed from social reciprocity values instilled in him from an early age. He feels privileged that his parents gave him a comprehensive education. Receiving a full-time scholarship during his Doctor of Education studies at Monash further cemented that he "should try in some small way to repay that".

"I believe that without alumni support a university's faculties cannot build beyond the limitations of their annual budget. I truly felt part of a 'learning community' during my time studying at Monash. Teachers who have graduated from Monash may not stop to think about the considerable benefits from studying here. The Faculty has always been at the forefront in the education world, and every little bit of money counts to continue this legacy."
Dr Young