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James E. Young, Active Faculty, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on June 18, 2009. Professor Young was a member of the Ceramic Engineering Department.

NEWARK, N.J. - James E. Young, a longtime Rutgers University teacher and administrator who served as the first provost at its Newark campus, has died. He was 86.

The university said that Young, a Somerset resident, died on Thursday.

Young joined Rutgers in 1970 as dean of the Camden College of Arts and Sciences, and became chief administrator in 1972. He moved to the Newark campus a year later, overseeing its development into a major urban research university.

He resigned as provost in 1982 to return to teaching, taking a post at the College of Engineering in New Brunswick. He retired in 1993.

Young earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois and his doctorate from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

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