- 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".