Alexis Young Promoted To VP For Facilities At Manchester University
NORTH MANCHESTER — Effective Jan. 1, Alexis Young will become assistant vice president for facilities and auxiliary services at Manchester University.
“Alexis has demonstrated a high level of leadership on both of Manchester’s campuses as well as in the Wabash County community for the past several years. Her focus on detail and a customer-centered approach are the reasons she finds herself in this position today,” said Clair Knapp, chief business officer and vice president for finance. “I look forward to seeing the impact she will have not only on the University but the entire community. This promotion is well-deserved.”
Young is currently serving as senior director of auxiliary services and has had a number of roles at Manchester in her 14 years there.
Young began at MU in 2006 as the assistant event specialist in conference services and the academic liaison in admissions. She was appointed director of conference services in 2008 and stepped back in 2011 from her admissions work.
In 2017, Young was appointed senior director of auxiliary services, responsible for conference services, dining services, the campus store and printing services. Young currently oversees university-sponsored events, camps, conferences, workshops, seminars and use of university facilities. In her new role, she adds the maintenance, grounds and custodial departments to her area of supervision.
“I’m extremely honored and excited to take on this new role,” Young said. “I’ve been working alongside these departments for several years. I’m looking forward to building on that foundation and working closer together with the staff.”
“One of the aspects of my conference services job that I enjoy the most is finding different ways to unite the university and the North Manchester community. Sometimes this is as simple as offering available facility space for community events, and in other cases more complex such as planning an event for up to 2,000 local children” she said.
MU has a variety of spaces that can serve large events such as recitals, galas, weddings, athletic tournaments and other private events. “I’m proud of the care our staff puts into the maintenance of our buildings so that the conference services staff can provide the best possible facilities for our customers,” Young said.
Young is a native of North Manchester and a graduate of Ball State University. She and her husband, Gary, live in North Manchester and have four children, Lincoln, Christian, Bella and Eden.
She was a board member and president of what is now Visit Wabash County, and of the North Manchester Chamber of Commerce before it became Manchester Alive; a member of the Wabash County YMCA Board of Directors; and a coordinator of the annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display hosted by MU.
Ronald Redpath Gains Recertification For Funeral Services
WARSAW — Ronald E. Redpath, CFSP, a funeral director with Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home in Warsaw, has recently qualified for recertification of the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner, by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.
A number of professions grant special recognition to the members upon completing of specified academic and professional programs and CFSP is the funeral service’s national individual recognition, said a news release from Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home.
A select few have distinguished themselves among their peers within the funeral service profession as they continue their education to exceed the highest standards of care. This achievement is notable because Redpath has voluntarily elected to participate in quality educational and service opportunities that far surpass what the funeral service licensing board in Indiana requires. He has committed to a program of lifelong learning to serving the community with the level of excellence expected of a CFSP.
To initially receive the award, the practitioner must complete a 180-hour program of continuing education activities and events. In addition, the practitioner is required to accumulate 20 hours per year to recertify. Credits are awarded by the Academy for work leading to personal and/or professional growth in four areas:
- Academic Activities
- Professional Activities
- Career Review (for retroactive credit)
- Community and Civic Activities